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Why do some people get dementia and not others? 

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

As the number of people living with dementia grows, so does public awareness of the condition. According to a YouGov poll, dementia is now the most feared condition in over 55s in the UK. But why do some people develop the diseases that causes dementia, while others are spared? Yesterday, researchers at the Alzheimer’s Association […]

Women and Dementia: A Marginalised Majority

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

A report being released today by Alzheimer’s Research UK highlights the enormous toll of dementia on women in the UK.  They face a triple whammy: dementia is now the leading cause of death among UK women; women are also far more likely to end up as carers of friends or relatives with dementia– suffering physical […]

Reducing the risk of dementia: A new, but growing, evidence base

Dr Matthew Norton

Alzheimer’s Research UK is delighted to have recently joined the UK Health Forum (UKHF) and taken part in the annual general meeting this week. The UKHF is a centre of expertise, working with and through its members to contribute to the prevention of the avoidable non-communicable diseases, including dementia. The fact that we were asked […]

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Raising awareness of young-onset dementia at the House of Lords

Jill Walton

Written by Jill Walton and Tim Shakespeare Today we’ll be visiting the House of Lords to raise awareness of young-onset dementia. Along with our colleagues at University College London, we’re very excited to be involved in organising this event and hope to spend a productive afternoon raising awareness that dementia can affect younger people; that […]

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In the news: Can we prevent Alzheimer’s?

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

In the news today are reports of a study from the University of Cambridge suggesting a third of cases of Alzheimer’s could be prevented. The researchers, in collaboration with teams in London and the US, studied seven of the most well-characterised risk factors for Alzheimer’s: Diabetes Midlife high blood pressure Midlife obesity Physical inactivity Depression […]

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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Are dementia rates falling?

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

Alzheimer’s Research UK’s most recent study of dementia prevalence estimated around 820,000 people in the UK to be living with dementia, with that figure expected to rise dramatically. But researchers at the University of Cambridge have been re-evaluating these estimates, revealing intriguing and potentially important changes in dementia rates over the last few decades. Dr […]