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This April, scientists in Edinburgh are inviting the public to join them at free events focussing on the brain and the latest advances in dementia research. The events, supported by Alzheimer’s Research UK, Europe’s leading dementia research charity, form part of Edinburgh International Science Festival, an annual celebration of science in the city. Alzheimer’s Research […]
Acclaimed actor, writer, producer, director and author, Bryan Cranston, is calling on people to share a new thought-provoking film for the UK’s leading dementia research charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK. Created by Aardman Animations and starring Bryan, the campaign confronts misunderstanding around dementia – using nothing more than an orange. Bryan, who lost his mother Audrey […]
Scientists in the US have found that women with good cardiovascular health who have recently been through the menopause and received a certain type of menopausal hormone replacement therapy (mHRT) showed signs of preserved brain structure in a region associated with planning, reasoning and controlling behaviour. The findings are published today in the online scientific […]
Day 2: Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2018, London Over 600 of the country’s leading dementia researchers will hear from University of Salford PhD student Richard Heale today, as he shares his findings at the UK’s largest gathering of dementia researchers. He will present his research into a rare form of dementia called frontotemporal dementia (FTD) […]
New analysis from Alzheimer’s Research UK shows the UK health system will need to think differently to cope with the unique challenges presented by future dementia treatments. In a report published today, the UK’s leading dementia research charity reveals that the NHS could face significant practical and financial challenges in delivering future treatments. To coincide […]
Day 1: Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2018, London Barnsley-born dementia researcher Dr Selina Wray has been crowned as this year’s David Hague Early Career Investigator of the Year at the Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2018. The announcement comes as Dr Wray takes to the stage to present her cutting-edge research using stem cells to unravel […]
A Dorset woman is taking on a half marathon to raise money for pioneering dementia research in honour of her father who died with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Gemma Winthrop, from Poole, is one of around 300 runners signed up to run the inaugural London Landmarks Half Marathon on Sunday March 25 for Alzheimer’s Research UK. […]
The Mike Gooley Trailfinders Charity has donated £3.8 million to Alzheimer’s Research UK, Europe’s leading dementia research charity. The gift, among the largest ever made to Alzheimer’s Research UK, will support pioneering science at universities around the country. Dementia affects 850,000 people in the UK and last year emerged as the country’s leading cause of […]
Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has announced record growth in 2016/17 with a total income of £30.5 million, an increase of 38% on the previous year. Growing public support for the charity’s work saw voluntary donations rise by 44%, 11 times the sector average. This strong performance cements Alzheimer’s Research UK’s […]
Passionate volunteers in Aberdeen have celebrated the first anniversary of their fundraising group which is raising money for pioneering dementia research. The 10 members of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Aberdeen Fundraising Group have raised around £7,500 through a variety of activities. They have also helped spread the word about dementia and the importance of research […]