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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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You can view, download and order our dementia information booklets and other resources.
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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, 84p powers our research and helps people to understand and fight dementia. The remaining 16p raises our next £1 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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Together we can make sure dementia remains a national priority
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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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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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The Alzheimer’s Research UK Research Network is a unique, collaborative venture in the dementia research community.
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The Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference is heading to London in 2018, join us at the QEII centre to hear the latest findings in dementia research at the UK’s largest dementia research conference.
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Be the first to hear announcements about Alzheimer's Research UK's 2019 conference in Harrogate.
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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 develop policy.
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Alzheimer’s Research UK is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. We are governed by a Board of Trustees, the Charity’s board of directors.
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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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Join the UK’s leading dementia research charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK.
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