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Coconut oil for Alzheimer’s – separating fact from fiction

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEleanor Hall

Coconut oil as a treatment for Alzheimer’s? It’s one of those claims that has rumbled on for a few years now, but so far research has been inconclusive so there’s little evidence to say it can be of any help. Companies selling nutritional drinks and making claims about their effects don’t count. And while anecdotes from […]

Pogo sticks, trial results and ‘transmissible Alzheimer’s’ – top 10 headlines from 2015

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEleanor Hall

It’s been a busy 12 months for the Alzheimer’s Research UK press team, with dementia seemingly never far from the headlines. We work hard to make sure dementia research and our amazing fundraisers and supporters get the attention they deserve in the media, as well as providing expert comment on scientific developments from around the […]

In the news: What is healthy ageing and how do we know we’re doing it?

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEleanor Hall

The UK population is ageing. In the middle of last year, the Office of National Statistics reported that the UK population was the oldest it had ever been. Around the same time, the papers reported that the Centenary team at Whitehall would need to expand to meet the 70% rise in centenarians over the past […]

International Clinical Trials Day: The power of clinical research to find a cure

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEleanor Hall

As International Clinical Trials Day conveniently falls in the middle of Dementia Awareness Week, it is the perfect opportunity to talk about how clinical trials are changing the future for dementia. Dementia doesn’t discriminate between age, ethnicity or wealth, and there are currently 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK. With no new treatments […]

Happy birthday dementiablog

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEleanor Hall

Today is the the first anniversary of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Blog site. In that time it has become the place to find out the latest views on the impact and science of dementia. Big names What a year it has been; we’ve had guest blogs from: SirTerry Pratchett Seth Rogen Blogger and Twitter campaigner Nicky Clark Comedian […]

Global action against dementia

Dr Matthew Norton

Download our new report which examines the key statistics and sets out how we will address the challenge ahead. The G8 Dementia Summit in December 2013 was effective at galvanising the international community and promising clear and decisive action to tackle dementia. The Summit saw international leaders launch the ‘Global Action Against Dementia’ initiative with […]

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