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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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Dementia affects young people too

James OdellOliver EnglishPaul Stebbings

My granddad died from Alzheimer’s disease when I was a teenager. Like many younger people with a loved one with dementia, I had little idea exactly what was going on. Although it was obvious that something wasn’t right, the only real glimpses I had in the early days were the occasional incidents of odd behaviour. […]

When will there be new Alzheimer’s treatments?

James OdellOliver EnglishPaul Stebbings

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 […]

Keeping Mum

James OdellOliver EnglishPaul Stebbings

James Murray-White’s film ‘Keeping Mum’ is a touching account of his mother; starting from the point of her dementia diagnosis, looking at their daily struggles and the strength of their relationship. The film was shown as part of the recent Exploring Dementia Through Film event in Cambridge, where eight filmmakers showcased their short films on dementia, […]

A joke a day

Simon Gibson

I recommended a book to my daughter, pointing out that it was a real page turner. Her response? ‘Dad, I know how books work!’ Since 1 January this year I have been posting a joke a day on my personal Facebook account. I started this for fun, and to (hopefully) entertain friends. It became a […]

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A picture speaks a thousand words

James OdellOliver EnglishPaul Stebbings

Ask a photographer what comment they hear the most and you can pretty much guarantee it’s ‘I hate having my photo taken’. Obviously Mario Testino doesn’t have such problems when he’s shooting Kate Moss for Vogue or a picture-perfect portrait of the royal family, but move away from the celebrity world and getting people to […]