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Unlocking patient access to new treatments

Charity Medicines Access Coalition

This is a joint blog post between the Charity Medicines Access Coalition and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Developments in scientific research will change our understanding and management of many diseases in the future. Innovative treatments can be life-saving or life-enhancing for patients, their families and carers. Research breakthroughs also drive […]

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Dear Prime Minister, will you change my family’s future?

Carli Pirie

Without a way to stop or prevent the diseases that cause dementia, one in three children born today will go on to develop the condition in their lifetime. The odds are worse for Carli Pirie, whose family has a rare genetic form of Alzheimer’s. Carli’s mother and grandmother both developed early-onset Alzheimer’s in their late […]

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MPs call for more investment in dementia research

Kirsty MaraisClare van LyndenSusan MitchellEmily CookEmma HardwickHelen DaviesMelody Paton Borchardt

On Tuesday 25 June, Debbie Abrahams MP led a 90-minute debate titled ‘Improving the lives of people with dementia’ in Westminster Hall. Among the MPs in attendance was Caroline Dinenage, the Minister of State for Health and Social Care. This debate was the first to focus on dementia in three years. The event was crucial […]

Our petition at No. 10 – thanks to you!

Emily Cook

This year you helped us achieve an incredible feat – almost 35,000 signatures asking for more funding for dementia research. Alzheimer’s Research UK celebrated Dementia Action Week at the Prime Minister’s Office at 10 Downing Street. We were joined by television presenter and mathematician, Rachel Riley, and two of our committed supporters to hand over […]

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How the Dementia Access Taskforce is breaking through barriers for future treatments

Kirsty MaraisClare van LyndenSusan MitchellEmily CookEmma HardwickHelen DaviesMelody Paton Borchardt

It’s a year today since Alzheimer’s Research UK launched the Dementia Access Taskforce. The first-of-its-kind partnership brings together charities, researchers, pharmaceutical companies, government and people impacted by dementia. The group works to ensure early and accurate diagnosis is available and to prepare so future treatments reach people quickly. Last year, we looked at the challenges […]

Landmark funding to transform early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and other dementias

Hilary Evans

Today we’re welcoming a game-changing announcement for dementia research – a government-led boost of up to £79m for research into the early detection of diseases. The programme will bring together the NHS, industry, leading charities including Alzheimer’s Research UK, Cancer Research UK and the British Heart Foundation. On the day when the World Dementia Council […]

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Five years on from the G8 Dementia Summit: what have we achieved?

Kirsty MaraisClare van LyndenSusan MitchellEmily CookEmma HardwickHelen DaviesMelody Paton Borchardt

It’s been five years since world leaders gathered to develop an action plan for dementia. The G8 Dementia Summit resulted in a global ambition to find a cure or disease-modifying treatment for dementia by 2025 – so what progress are we making towards that goal? What was the G8 Dementia Summit? In December 2013, then […]