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Dementias Research Platform UK:  The Medical Research Council’s new plan to tackle dementia

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

The Royal Society is housed just a stone’s throw from Trafalgar Square. Its walls are lined with portraits of famous scientists throughout history, from Isaac Newton through to Dorothy Hodgkin, crystallography champion and Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the World Wide Web. This was certainly an inspiring setting for the launch of the Medical Research Council’s […]

‘Join dementia research’

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

We are pleased to announce that Alzheimer’s Research UK is developing two exciting new services, aimed at getting people involved in dementia research and increasing public understanding of dementia. Whenever I speak to researchers, I always try to understand what they think the limiting factors to more, and more effective, dementia research might be. Money […]

Dementia information you can trust

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

While helping out on our stand at the Alzheimer’s Show in London, I was struck by the popularity of our dementia information booklets. As fast as we replenished the stocks, they were disappearing. Lots of visitors commented on how useful they were, and how well-produced. This was music to my ears, as I have recently […]

Important discussions at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2014

Science News Team

The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2014 provides the perfect platform for dementia researchers to discuss some of the more controversial, thought-provoking and fascinating issues facing dementia research. We summarised three of these for you: 1. Should we screen the general population for dementia? While early diagnosis of dementia is a government priority, we do not […]

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World Cup 2014: A look at the stats

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

Like it or not, the World Cup is back, and for the next four weeks, you’ll be hard pressed to avoid it. Prime time TV slots will be consumed by games, interviews and analysis. Local supermarkets will try and tempt you into decorating your car with mini flags of St George and in some cases, […]

Science is golden

Tim Parry

For over twenty years at Alzheimer’s Research UK, we’ve built our reputation around funding the very best ideas in dementia research, from discovery science to clinical application. But our remit doesn’t stop there. We also play a role in helping our supporters and the public understand dementia and to communicate the progress of research towards […]

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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 […]

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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When will there be new Alzheimer’s treatments?

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

We desperately need new treatments for Alzheimer’s. While current treatments can help people with symptoms, over 100 years of research hasn’t given us a treatment that can stop this devastating disease. But we are getting closer, with more treatments than ever before in development. Targeting the disease process Understanding the processes in the brain that […]

What difference can you make to dementia research?

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

This is a cross Blog post with The Dementia Challenge. As the UK’s leading dementia research charity, people often ask us whether they can help with the research effort in dementia. The answer is yes and there are lots of different ways to get involved. Everyone has their own reasons for getting involved in research. […]