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Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2018

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

I did not expect to be part of something so big. As a new member of the team, last week’s Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference in London was the first time I’d been to this annual gathering of dementia researchers. It was also the charity’s largest conference yet. Over 600 delegates came together to present their […]

#ShareTheOrange – change the conversation

Tim Parry

A few days before I wrote this blog, I was in the supermarket trying not to eavesdrop on two lads chatting ahead of me in the queue, but finding it hard to resist. One was telling the other about a mate at work who was doing this “nuts fundraising challenge where he’s running, like, two […]

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A challenge we must accept to change a future we can’t

Hilary Evans

At Alzheimer’s Research UK, we believe that research has the power to defeat dementia. We believe in it so strongly that part of the work we do focuses on preparing the way for treatments before they’ve even succeeded in clinical trials. That’s why in a new report out today, Alzheimer’s Research UK is shedding light […]

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A year of progress, thanks to you

Hilary Evans

Here at Alzheimer’s Research UK, we’ve set out a clear mission to bring about the first life-changing treatment for dementia. We’re relentless in our pursuit of that mission, and as we seek out every opportunity to take us towards this goal, it’s natural that we spend much of our time looking to the future. But […]

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Behind the headlines: Pfizer scales back investment but hope remains for a dementia treatment

Dr Matthew Norton

Recent news from the pharmaceutical industry that Pfizer is reducing its investment in dementia research has highlighted some of the barriers to research, and the increased need for shared responsibility in bringing treatments to people in need. It’s easy to get bogged down by headlines that use words like “abandon” to describe what’s happening to […]

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Head injury, sport and dementia: should we be worried?

Neil Graham

It is both a challenging and exciting time to be investigating the relationship between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and dementia. A recent surge in attention around the topic is welcome but links with the milder-end of head injury in sport have to be treated with caution. A recent BBC documentary fronted by former footballer Alan […]

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The top 5 issues that will impact dementia research in 2018

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

As the dust from 2017 begins to settle (and all those mince pies settle firmly on our midsections), the new year is already moving full steam ahead. 2018 promises to be just as busy as last year, and likely with as many changes in the political scene, some directly affecting dementia research. Amid these, Alzheimer’s […]

One important myth to overturn another

Hilary Evans

A couple of years ago, Alzheimer’s Research UK launched its first-ever awareness advertising campaign, with an arresting and urgent film designed to shake society by the lapels in how it thinks about dementia. This is a condition that is hamstrung by decades of sweeping under the carpet; seldom talked-about and frequently misunderstood. In recent years, we […]

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