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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.
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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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 does this year’s Nobel Prize mean for dementia research?
With your support, our scientists are looking closely at how DNA changes contribute to the diseases that cause dementia.
We were proud to partner with actress and broadcaster Shobna Gulati as she released her memoir Remember Me? just ahead of World Alzheimer’s Day in September. Shobna invited us to include an afterword to her book, which she has kindly allowed us to reproduce in full here.