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What’s the point of a blood test for Alzheimer’s?

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

This time last week brought news of a potential blood test for Alzheimer’s, capable of detecting the disease before symptoms appear. Nearly every national newspaper carried headlines about the research, and our spokespeople were called on to help explain the implications of the study – and its limitations – for several broadcast stations. Efforts to […]

Alzheimer’s Research UK Annual Review

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

Welcome to a year at Alzheimer’s Research UK: a year that saw us become the Charity Times’ Charity of the year; a year when we have again broken records for fundraising and research investment; and a year where our scientists have made critical new discoveries on the path to defeating dementia. Below are some of […]

Dementia to remain a national priority

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

A ‘refresh’ of the National Dementia Strategy, quicker diagnosis and a World Dementia Council It’s been an exciting week for dementia. Like buses, you wait ages for exciting announcements from Government and then three come along at once! An update of the National Dementia Strategy First, on Tuesday the Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt […]

New ways of thinking

George Freeman MP

Last December I was delighted to chair the Alzheimer’s Research UK summit in Parliament following the G8 Summit where I worked with the Prime Minister to highlight the pioneering research work undertaken by innovative companies in the UK. With our ageing society, Alzheimer’s and dementia is a ticking time bomb at the heart of healthcare. […]

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Back a Boffin!

Tim Parry

Last night, in a post-G8 interview on the One Show, David Cameron told us to “back a boffin”. Well, that was the gist in any case. The Prime Minster was reflecting on an extraordinary week for dementia that revolved around the G8 Dementia Summit on Wednesday. Cameron said that “the most important thing is to […]

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What to expect from the next five years of dementia research

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

Yesterday, our Director of Research Dr Eric Karran spoke about his hopes for the development of new Alzheimer’s treatments, saying that he is ‘more encouraged for the future now, than he has ever been’. This rallying call comes only a few days before the G8 dementia summit takes place in London. The G8 event will […]