Let’s play 20 questions. Well 22. Because in fewer than two dozen questions, we’re aiming to find out as much as we can about what motivates you, and thousands of others like you, to support our work at Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Our Chief Scientific Officer, Dr David Reynolds looks back at key milestones in dementia research in 2018.
This is the spirit that motivates us at Alzheimer’s Research UK and, we believe, the same spirit that leads thousands of you to donate, fundraise, take part in research, speak out, volunteer and give more power to our mission than ever.
Alzheimer’s Research UK and Ricoh have teamed up on an innovative partnership to support research and awareness-raising for dementia.
Clinical trials are research experiments or observations; studies involving people that are designed to answer questions about biomedical or behavioural aspects of disease. This may include investigating new treatments such as medicines, vaccines, dietary supplements and medical devices.
It was inspiring to see so much pioneering dementia research underway in the UK and to hear about the ambitious initiatives that are taking on our greatest medical challenge.
For our work to be successful, it’s just as important to take stock of where we’ve come from, and the progress that’s been made so far.
At Alzheimer’s Research UK, we are celebrating what has been a busy, challenging and successful year. This has been particularly true for our policy and public affairs efforts as the past twelve months presented many opportunities for lawmakers to make dementia research a priority. With your help, we’ve gained ground. We’re taking a look back at the work we accomplished together in 2017.
History has shown that dementia is no respecter of persons. Iris Murdoch had one of the greatest minds that the twentieth century ever produced, as a philosopher and a novelist, but she succumbed very quickly and very terribly to dementia. Santa Forgot imagines a world where not even Santa is immune to its devastating effect.
People with dementia need us to think differently – and we must challenge the myth that dementia is inevitable. Santa Forgot allows us to use one important myth to overturn another.