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How can wearables revolutionise the detection of dementia?

Dr Carol Routledge

Today we’re announcing an ambitious project that will transform research efforts and revolutionise the way we spot the early stages of diseases like Alzheimer’s. The Early Detection of Neurodegenerative diseases (EDoN) initiative is spearheaded by Alzheimer’s Research UK and brings together 14 leading research and support organisations, working to develop innovative ways to pick up […]

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A record year, thanks to you

Hilary Evans

Each year as we finalise our Annual Report, I find myself reflecting on how far we’ve come. When the charity was established back in 1992 as the Alzheimer’s Research Trust, our founding trustees and scientists set out to fund a dedicated dementia research centre in Cambridge in response to a shocking lack of investment in […]

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It’s time to change the conversation

Hilary Evans

I believe research will change the future. But to accelerate progress towards life-changing treatments, we must also change the conversation about dementia. Last year, we asked thousands of people across the UK about their understanding of dementia. Our Dementia Attitudes Monitor revealed that one in five UK adults still think that dementia is a normal […]

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What would you want from a dementia treatment?

Hilary Evans

It seems like a simple question, doesn’t it? But despite a growing awareness of dementia, it’s a question that’s never been asked of large groups of people. And this means we’re lacking a piece of information that could be vital for charities, researchers and people tasked with making decisions about new treatments. That’s why today, […]

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6 highlights from the world’s largest dementia research conference

Ed Pinches

This year, Los Angeles played host to the world’s biggest dementia research conference – the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2019. Conferences are places where top researchers and budding early-career scientists come together to learn from their colleagues, share their latest findings and create lasting collaborations. AAIC19 was no exception. Conferences like AAIC are helping […]

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Talking about dementia in South Asian communities

Claire Lucas

Back in 2013, the All-party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Dementia published a report called ‘Dementia does not discriminate’. Drawing on the experiences of people from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, the APPG identified a number of aspects of dementia that hit these communities particularly hard. People from BAME communities may be more likely […]

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2019 ARUK Supporter Survey

Tim Parry

Let’s play 20 questions. Well 22. Because in fewer than two dozen questions, we’re aiming to find out as much as we can about what motivates you, and thousands of others like you, to support our work at Alzheimer’s Research UK. It’s not a stretch for us to work out that you, like us, want […]

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The global research landscape 2018: hopes and highlights

Dr David Reynolds

Our Chief Scientific Officer, Dr David Reynolds looks back at key milestones in dementia research in 2018. The past 12 months have seen many important developments across the dementia research landscape– a field that unites governments and industry with health services and research institutes in urgent action to tackle diseases that affect more than 50 […]

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Make Breakthroughs Possible

Hilary Evans

Our notion of what we believe to be possible changes at a pace, perhaps never so quickly as today. It is a little over ten years since we first experienced the entirety of the world’s knowledge through the smart phone in our pocket. Similarly in 2008, Twitter took flight and 140-character debates great and small […]

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Uncovering dementia and connecting those affected

Hilary Evans

This is a jointly-authored post from Hilary Evans of ARUK, and Javier Diez-Aguirre from our partners Ricoh Europe. Alzheimer’s Research UK and Ricoh have teamed up on an innovative partnership to support research and awareness-raising for dementia. With both the charity and the company focused on innovation, technology and discovery, it’s a partnership that brings […]

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