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Posted on 26 Jun

Simon Pegg joins forces with Alzheimer’s Research UK and Ricoh in fight against dementia

Star fronts Dementia Uncovered campaign to highlight realities of condition in new awareness film Actor and producer Simon Pegg is urging people to share a powerful new dementia awareness film to highlight the impact of dementia on the brain. Created by Aardman with an introduction and narration by Simon, Dementia Uncovered from Alzheimer’s Research UK […]

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Posted on 25 Jun

Dementia Discovery Fund exceeds funding target to help find a cure for dementia

 A world-leading research fund founded in part by Alzheimer’s Research UK and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has reached a new milestone thanks to a $60m investment from US organisation AARP. The Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF) makes early stage venture capital investments to develop ground breaking drugs and treatments for all forms […]

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Posted on 22 Jun

Alzheimer’s Research UK calls for passionate volunteers to set up fundraising group in Exeter

Alzheimer’s Research UK calls for passionate volunteers to set up fundraising group in Exeter Alzheimer’s Research UK has called on people in Exeter to help them raise vital funds for dementia research by setting up a fundraising group. James Warren, Regional Fundraising Officer for the South West, put out the ask at an event organised […]

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Posted on 21 Jun

Forms of herpes virus associated with Alzheimer’s disease

Neuron: Multiscale Analysis of Independent Alzheimer’s Cohorts Finds Disruption of Molecular, genetic, and Clinical Networks by Human Herpesvirus Scientists in the US have found an association between two forms of the human herpes virus and Alzheimer’s disease. The findings are published today (Thursday 21 June) in the scientific journal Neuron. Dr David Reynolds, Chief Scientific […]

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Posted on 20 Jun

18-year-old to jump out of plane for dementia research

An 18-year-old from Carmarthen is preparing to jump out of a plane to raise vital funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK on Saturday 23 June. Sioned Glynn has always wanted to do a skydive, but it wasn’t until she stumbled across a post on Facebook about Alzheimer’s Research UK’s skydive day in June that she decided […]

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Posted on 20 Jun

New NICE guidance supports lumbar punctures to accurately diagnose dementia

Update also promotes opportunities for people with dementia to take part in research Alzheimer’s Research UK is applauding new NICE guidance on providing treatment and support for people with dementia that was last updated 12 years ago. Among the new recommendations published today is a change in the recommended method for diagnosing dementia. The recommendation […]

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Posted on 19 Jun

Dementia researchers in Leeds to share findings with the public

Researchers in Leeds are inviting members of the public to a free public meeting being held on Thursday 28 June from 3:00-5:30pm. The meeting will involve talks from scientists at the forefront of research into dementia. The public event is organised by members of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Yorkshire Network Centre. Alzheimer’s Research UK is […]

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Posted on 19 Jun

University lecturer leads the way in Running Down Dementia

A university lecturer whose mum has Alzheimer’s disease is the top fundraiser in Running Down Dementia. Dr Ian Elliott, a senior lecturer in business and public services at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, has so far raised around £1,700 from taking part in Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Running Down Dementia challenge. The 39-year-old was inspired by his […]

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Posted on 18 Jun

East Anglian trust’s £5 million boost to Cambridge dementia drug discovery

The ALBORADA Trust has generously pledged £5million to Cambridgeshire-based national charity Alzheimer’s Research UK to support five years of pioneering drug discovery research through the ALBORADA Drug Discovery Institute at the University of Cambridge. The pledge is both the largest commitment ever made by The ALBORADA Trust and the largest ever received by the charity. […]

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Posted on 16 Jun

Dementia prevention messaging included in NHS Health Check after successful collaborative pilot study

Public Health England has today announced dementia prevention messaging will be a routine part of the NHS Health Check for people in midlife. Previously, this information was provided for people over the age of 65, but this update will offer vital risk reduction information to people aged 40-64 as well. In April 2017, a report […]

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