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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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Scientist Focus: Daniel Erskine

Daniel Erskine

Why did you choose to work on dementia? Early in my studies I had the privilege to meet people with dementia and their families, which strongly reinforced my desire to work in this field and bring about meaningful change to people affected by the condition. Even now, simply talking to the family of someone with […]

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Dementia and employment: I’ve still got so much to give

Doug Banks

Most people with dementia end up missing out on their hard-earned retirement years. But I’m missing out at an even earlier stage. I’m 59, with a decade of my working life left, but I have struggled to find employment ever since my diagnosis with a form of dementia called posterior cortical atrophy (PCA). When I […]

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We talk to Regional Fundraising Officer Kyle Lockhart for International Volunteer Managers’ Day

Kyle Lockhart

Alzheimer’s Research UK has 11 regional fundraising officers all dedicated to supporting and managing our network of volunteers in roles from fundraising group members, community speakers, to collection crew members and media volunteers. This International Volunteer Managers’ Day (5 November) we speak to Kyle Lockhart, Regional Fundraising Officer for Scotland, to find out his experience […]

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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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6 landmark moments in dementia research

Dr David Reynolds

There are certain moments in life that, when looking back, stand out above the rest. It’s no different in scientific discovery – a journey of exploration, where important discoveries pave the way for the breakthroughs that change lives. Here are some of the most influential advances in dementia research over the last century – thank […]

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Scientist Focus Blog: Cassy Fiford

Cassy Fiford

This World Alzheimer’s Month, we spoke to Cassy Fiford a research assistant and PhD student to find out why she is passionately involved in dementia research. What does your job involve? I am a research assistant, currently studying for my PhD at University College London (UCL). My work involves looking closely at brain scans taken […]

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