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Dementia is not a disease in itself. Dementia is a word used to describe a group of symptoms that occur when brain cells stop working properly.
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You might have general questions about the diagnosis or symptoms of dementia. Perhaps you’re interested in the treatments currently available, or the risk factors for developing the condition. You will find the answers in these pages.
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Our website ‘Dementia Explained’ helps children and teenagers understand dementia, how it affects someone and how this could impact their lives.
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The facts and statistics around dementia in the UK, including prevalence, the impact on the economy and investment.
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Alzheimer’s Research UK firmly believes in the power of research to create a world free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.
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We believe in the power of research to change the future.
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You may have questions about the kinds of research we fund and why.
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For every £1 donated, 83p powers our research and helps people fight dementia. 17p raises the next pound and funds essential running costs.
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Without you, there would be no Alzheimer’s Research UK. Together, we really do have the power to defeat dementia.
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Volunteers are a vital force in our efforts to defeat dementia.
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At Alzheimer's Research UK we have made a pledge to defeat dementia, but we can't do it on our own.
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The only way will defeat dementia is by working together. We are extremely grateful to our partners for their support.
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100% of profits from our online shop will help fund our pioneering research into prevention, treatment and a cure for dementia.
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We’re here to help you. Please get in contact with us if you have a query about any aspect of our work.
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Manchester Town Hall, 8 and 9 March 2016.
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We have built a reputation as a flexible and responsive funder, committed to supporting the best and most innovative ideas from across the field.
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We have a wide range of funding streams that support work on prevention, diagnosis and treatments.
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Find out more about experimental resources available, research guidelines and conference opportunities throughout the world.
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Our vision is a world where people are free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.
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Our scientists have been behind some of the biggest breakthroughs in dementia research.
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We are working hard to raise awareness and tackle issues with key decision makers.
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Our supporters are one of our greatest strengths.
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Find out what is going on in the world of dementia and Alzheimer's disease research with our news articles, blog posts and press information.
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Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity.
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