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New report recommends plan for Government to accelerate access to new medicines at ‘crucial time’ for dementia

Kirsty MaraisSusan MitchellEmily CookEmma HardwickHelen DaviesSamantha Benham-Hermetz

Today sees the publication of the final report of the Accelerated Access Review, which seeks to accelerate access to all new innovations, including drugs, diagnostics and medical technologies.  The recommendations of this review will be critical in addressing the challenges new dementia treatments are likely to face and will set the scene for access to […]

Testing new apps that connect people with dementia and researchers

Kirsty MaraisSusan MitchellEmily CookEmma HardwickHelen DaviesSamantha Benham-Hermetz

At Alzheimer’s Research UK we’re always looking for ways to help people get involved with dementia research. That’s why we’re supporting Dementia Citizens, a new initiative from innovation foundation Nesta and its partners Bangor University and Glasgow Caledonian University. Today, Dementia Citizens is launching two new apps designed to connect people with dementia and their […]

Who is most at risk of dementia?

Kirsty MaraisSusan MitchellEmily CookEmma HardwickHelen DaviesSamantha Benham-Hermetz

Dementia is the most feared diagnosis in the over 55s in the UK, affecting around 850,000 people across the country. You often ask us why some people develop the condition and others don’t, and whether it’s possible to predict who will go on to get dementia. Predicting who will develop dementia is not an easy […]

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Brexit and a new Prime Minister – what now for dementia research?

Kirsty MaraisSusan MitchellEmily CookEmma HardwickHelen DaviesSamantha Benham-Hermetz

It’s been a bumpy few weeks in UK politics, with the EU referendum result triggering a chain of events that started with the resignation of the Prime Minister, and has so far culminated in a new face at the helm of Government and a series of new Cabinet Ministers. The full effects of the UK’s […]

Behind the Headlines: A 20% drop in UK dementia incidence rates

Kirsty MaraisSusan MitchellEmily CookEmma HardwickHelen DaviesSamantha Benham-Hermetz

In the headlines today, we’re seeing reports of a study showing some welcome changes in the numbers of people developing dementia over the last two decades. The news is based on the latest in a series of studies published in recent years, suggesting that the numbers of new cases may not be rising as quickly […]

The Many Faces of Dementia – a free online course

Tim Shakespeare

Dr Tim Shakespeare, an Alzheimer’s Research UK Research Fellow at UCL (University College London) has led the creation of a new free online course called ‘The Many Faces of Dementia’ which will start in March. Tim describes why he created the course and what you’ll learn. Why we created the course There are two reasons […]

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The future of dementia is orange

Hilary Evans

Hopefully you’ve had the chance to take a look at our thought-provoking new campaign film #sharetheorange featuring ARUK supporter Christopher Eccleston. Why have we taken this unusual approach to communication? And what’s with the orange? There’s a simple answer to the first question: if there’s one health issue that would benefit from different way of […]

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New Year’s Resolution: Get involved in dementia research

Kirsty MaraisSusan MitchellEmily CookEmma HardwickHelen DaviesSamantha Benham-Hermetz

It’s that time of year again where we all start to think about what we can do to be better people. I’ve gone for the classics; I’m going to start at the gym, sort my diet out, and sign up to help beat dementia! I know what you’re thinking, “help beat dementia? Not heard of […]

Pogo sticks, trial results and ‘transmissible Alzheimer’s’ – top 10 headlines from 2015

Kirsty MaraisSusan MitchellEmily CookEmma HardwickHelen DaviesSamantha Benham-Hermetz

It’s been a busy 12 months for the Alzheimer’s Research UK press team, with dementia seemingly never far from the headlines. We work hard to make sure dementia research and our amazing fundraisers and supporters get the attention they deserve in the media, as well as providing expert comment on scientific developments from around the […]