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‘Hero’ Frank Rothwell, 70, raises £1 million for Alzheimer’s Research UK after completing his 3,000-mile row across the Atlantic Ocean
Grandfather Frank Rothwell has reached his £1 million dream fundraising target for Alzheimer’s Research UK – just days after completing his epic 3,000-mile solo row across the Atlantic Ocean.
Scientists in the US have found that the more physical activity people do in midlife the better their brain health in later life. The scientific publication, Neurology, has reported the results today (Wednesday 6 January). What did the scientists look at? The researchers looked at 1,604 volunteers taking part in an existing study, to see…
Stars back Alzheimer’s Research UK’s petition calling on government to double dementia research funding
Dame Judi Dench, Stephen Fry, Brian Cox and Dame Harriet Walter are backing Alzheimer’s Research UK’s calls on government to deliver its election promise to double investment in dementia research – as the charity says the need to find life-changing treatments has never been more urgent. The award-winning actors have thrown their support behind the…
Nearly a fifth (17%) of dementia researchers could leave the field because of COVID-19, with 35% considering leaving research altogether. Alzheimer’s Research UK is calling on government to deliver its promise to double dementia research funding to save the progress being made. Alzheimer’s Research UK is warning that COVID-19 is jeopardising efforts to find a…
Discovering dementia drugs
At Alzheimer’s Research UK, we are committed to finding treatments that slow or stop the diseases that cause dementia.
We won’t stop until we find them.
Reducing our risk of dementia: “It’s never too early to start and never too late”
In the run up to Dementia Action Week (17-23 May 2021), Prof Alistair Burns, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at The University of Manchester, explains why we should act now on brain health, whatever age we are.
Can we predict how dementia will progress following a diagnosis?
When someone receives a diagnosis of dementia, little is known about how their condition will progress and affect that individual over time. This is because dementia affects every person differently, with a number of factors influencing progression such as having other health conditions, our level of cognitive reserve and whether a person takes medications to treat other conditions.