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Last year Gill Livingston, professor of psychiatry of older people at UCL, led researchers from around the world on a landmark report on dementia prevention. In this post, Gill discusses her hopes for the nation’s brain health beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. The case for looking after our brains, this most precious of resources, is clear.…
There are so many sources of information at our fingertips and new stories in the media each week claiming that different activities or foods can either cause or cure dementia. It can be difficult to know what information to pay attention to.
Despite delays in recruitment to face-to-face dementia research studies, volunteer enrolment onto studies hosted by Join Dementia Research is at an all-time high since the service launched in 2015.
Alzheimer’s Research UK recently awarded a £96,000 grant to Prof Kevin Morgan at the University of Nottingham to maintain and expand his large collection of DNA samples. This is to ensure he can continue his important research into the genetics of Alzheimer’s disease.
Prof James Rowe has joined Alzheimer’s Research UK as the Chair of our forthcoming Strategic Advisory Board.
Prof Katie Lunnon, the new Chair of our Grant Review Board, explains why we are urgently prioritising funding for early career dementia researchers.
Sometimes it feels like almost everything we do, eat and drink can affect our risk of developing a disease. The list feels endless and sometimes overwhelming. And dementia is no different.
So, we’ve answered the most common questions we get about risk!
The recent release of the documentary ‘Robin’s Wish’ shows that dementia can affect people in many ways. Sometimes more physically than the memory and thinking changes many often associate with dementia. One type that affects people differently is dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), a condition that Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams lived with for many years.
Like so many families, Suzi Perry’s has felt the sadness and guilt that dementia causes. That’s why she’s supporting this movement to do all we can protect our brain health.
Now is a better time than ever to think about our brain health.
It won’t come as a surprise that 2020 was a challenging year for dementia research.
But scientists have been working hard to overcome the challenges, and are continuing to make discoveries that will ultimately mean more lives free from the impact of dementia.
Seeing the heartbreak and damage dementia wreaks on a family created a desire to change people’s perceptions after the disease. That’s why I’m very excited to partner with Alzheimer’s Research UK to release the film, driving awareness and attention towards their fantastic work.
From traffic accidents to collision sports, millions of people experience head injuries every year. Dr Neil Graham’s latest blog explores the long-term consequences of a head injury and the changes that may lead to an increased risk of dementia.
We know Christmas shopping isn’t going to be the same this year. And with more and more of us shopping online, we wanted to let you know that many of your favourite online shops allow you to donate to Alzheimer’s Research UK at no extra cost to you!
Alzheimer’s Research UK has spearheaded a new review, calling for a fresh focus on how problems with early memory and thinking should be recognised, diagnosed, and treated
Kayleigh Watts, from Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge has worked with people with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and their loved ones during the Covid-19 pandemic. She reflects on the impact of COVID-19 on those with FTD, in a piece originally written for the Psychologist Magazine.
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.
I’m a consultant at Mattioli Woods, a corporate partner of Alzheimer’s Research UK, and this October, I’ll be running the London Marathon to raise funds for groundbreaking research. Well, virtually anyway!
This October, Alzheimer’s Research UK is teaming up with My Favourite Voucher Codes in their charity poll, and we would love for you to support us.
We were delighted to welcome actress and broadcaster Shobna Gulati to a special event on 16 September to mark the launch of her memoir Remember me?.
Nine months after the devastating loss of his mum to Alzheimer’s, Paul wants to do everything he can to ensure dementia research continues to make progress.
Dementia research is more critical now than ever before. That’s why we’re calling on government to deliver on its promise to double research funding for the condition, as part of a ‘Dementia Moonshot’.