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Today on World Alzheimer’s Day (Monday 21 September) Before I forget launches its partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK to raise awareness and funds for the UK’s leading dementia charity.
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…
Nearly 300 researchers have called for urgent government action to prevent a major setback to the search for new dementia treatments as a result of COVID-19. In an open letter to Science Minister Amanda Solloway, the researchers warn that lost funding opportunities brought on by the pandemic could lead to a lost generation of researchers,…
A new report has estimated that the number of dementia cases worldwide could be reduced by 40% if 12 risk factors for the condition could be completely eliminated. The Lancet Commission Report has included excessive alcohol use, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and pollution as three new risk factors in its updated model for dementia risk.
What are the long-term effects of a head injury?
From traffic accidents to collision sports, millions of people experience head injuries every year. Dr Neil Graham’s latest blog explores the long-term consequences of a head injury and the changes that may lead to an increased risk of dementia.
Christmas shopping online? Support Alzheimer’s Research UK at the same time!
We know Christmas shopping isn’t going to be the same this year. And with more and more of us shopping online, we wanted to let you know that many of your favourite online shops allow you to donate to Alzheimer’s Research UK at no extra cost to you!