Finding a cure for the diseases that cause dementia

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Our mission is to bring about the first life-changing dementia treatment by 2025. Our vision is a world where people are free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.

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Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity, dedicated to causes, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. With your help we are making great progress.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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