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Blood pressure and brain health: what’s the link?

Let’s dig into the research to explore what we know about the way our blood pressure affects the brain’s ability to function.

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Dementia with Lewy Bodies – one of the most common diseases you’ve never heard of

To mark the first ever World Lewy Body Day on 28 January 2024, Dr Daniel Erskine explains how his research is helping us understand more about dementia with Lewy bodies so we can get closer to a cure.

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How much does the UK know about brain health?

Following our latest Dementia Attitudes Monitor, we explore what we learned about the public’s awareness and understanding of brain health – and what we’re doing to improve it.

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Aluminium and Alzheimer’s: An unproven link

On International Day of Education, we’re sharing information we hope answers a common question we get about dementia risk, to raise awareness of factors that do and don’t contribute to our likelihood of developing diseases like Alzheimer’s. Many people worry about developing a disease like Alzheimer’s and want to know what things can increase their…

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Clinical Conference 2023: Going beyond business as usual

Reflections on our 2023 Clinical Conference.  

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Putting your voice at the heart of complex decisions on new dementia drugs

To ensure NICE considers the full scale of dementia’s impact, and the true potential benefits of new treatments like lecanemab, we’re contributing to its health technology appraisal process.

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Frank Rothwell: our determined fundraiser

Our Director of Supporter-Led Fundraising speaks to Frank Rothwell, 73-year-old Chair of Oldham Athletic, who has just set off to row 3,000-miles across the Atlantic Ocean.

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“This isn’t just a job to me. It’s much more than that”

To mark her 10-year anniversary, we asked our Chief Executive Hilary Evans about her life, her time at the charity and what’s next.

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Frank Rothwell begins 3,000-mile row across the Atlantic to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Today (13 December), the 73-year-old Frank Rothwell – Chair of Oldham Athletic A.F.C. and a long-term supporter of Alzheimer’s Research UK – will set off on the World’s Toughest Row. Frank will be one of 10 solo rowers taking part in the Atlantic race, alongside 39 teams, competing to row from La Gomera in the…

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Dementia is the UK’s biggest killer – we need political action to save lives

Dementia robs us of everything that matters. Our memories. Our connections. Our story.   And our latest analysis confirms the scale at which it is robbing lives across the UK. In fact, it’s doing more than any other health condition.   Today, we’ve pulled together the latest data from the three agencies that track official causes of…

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Three key take-aways from this year’s Clinical Trials in Alzheimer’s Disease (CTAD) conference in Boston

Our Executive Director of Research and Partnerships, Dr Susan Kohlhaas, reflects back on the Clinical Trials in Alzheimer’s Disease (CTAD) conference and shares her excitement about what’s to come for dementia research.

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How you can help Alzheimer’s Research UK this Christmas: Six Supporter Stories

The festive season can be a wonderful time to share food, exchange presents and spend quality moments with your loved ones. But Christmas can have so much more meaning when we choose to give something back to a cause close to our hearts. We know that if nothing changes, 1 in 2 people will have…

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Understanding diabetes and brain health

Learn more about the link between diabetes and dementia, and what you can do to help protect your brain.

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Spotting early signs that could be dementia – when should you worry?

What to lookout for if you’re worried about your loved ones and dementia this Christmas: Dr Tim Rittman explains the early signs and what to do next.

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Reflecting on a groundbreaking year

This week, we published our Annual Report for the 2022/23 financial year, and I couldn’t be more excited to reflect on such a momentous year for progress, both in dementia research and at Alzheimer’s Research UK.

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Blood Biomarker Challenge: If we can fix dementia diagnosis, we open the door for a cure

In May, we were awarded £5m by players of Peoples Postcode Lottery, alongside Alzheimer’s Society and the National Institute for Health and Care Research, to help revolutionise dementia diagnosis in the UK. We thought we’d take a look at what’s been happening since the Spring to get this project off the ground.

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How does dementia cause death?

After you or a loved one receive a diagnosis of dementia, it’s natural to have questions about the future. We understand that this can be an overwhelming time, so only read this information if you feel ready. It’s also OK if you decide you never want to read it. For information about dementia, contact our…

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Three lessons from our latest Dementia Attitudes Monitor

Find out what we learnt about public understandings of dementia in our latest Dementia Attitudes Monitor.

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New estimates suggest dementia cases are set to rise – are they reliable?

New evidence suggests that dementia cases are set to rise higher than previously estimated in England and Wales by 2040. Factors behind this increase require urgent and comprehensive action to change this concerning outlook.

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Lack of vision for dementia at party conferences

The lack of focus on dementia from the political parties at the 2023 party conferences is a missed opportunity to engage in a dialogue and develop meaningful policies to address dementia. We can, and must, demand better.

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Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) – what is it and how close is a cure?

Alzheimer’s Research UK’s experts discuss what we know so far about frontotemporal dementia (FTD).

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Biotech founded on charity science raises £48 million to develop next-generation dementia treatments

AstronauTx, working with the UCL DDI, has received funding to develop more treatments for dementia causing diseases like Alzheimer’s

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Protecting brain health: supporting the search for a cure

Following the launch of our new Change The Ending campaign, we take a look at how brain health supports our search for a cure.

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“I’m going the extra mile for dementia research. Now it’s your turn, Prime Minister”

Read Louis Alexander’s letter to the Prime Minister, as he runs seven marathons on seven continents for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

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What has research revealed about frontotemporal dementia?

New research sheds light on the mechanisms behind FTD, which could help to find new treatments.