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What does this year’s Nobel Prize mean for dementia research?

With your support, our scientists are looking closely at how DNA changes contribute to the diseases that cause dementia.

Remember Me?

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.

How your support is helping us keep dementia research going

Your support is continuing to fund research like this that will make our mission to bring about a life-changing dementia treatment for people possible.

Why I’m running the Virgin Money London Marathon for dementia research

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!

Save money with My Favourite Voucher Codes and support Alzheimer’s Research UK this October

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.

Devastating, uplifting, funny, sad – the spectrum of care as told by Shobna Gulati

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?.

Dementia understanding counts for everything in 2020

Dementia is becoming a particularly tragic storyline in the ongoing narrative of COVID-19.

For Mum: why I’m supporting the campaign for dementia research

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.

Introducing our new Director of Research

Dr Susan Kohlhaas has joined Alzheimer’s Research UK as our new Director of Research.

A cautious return – UK DRI at Cardiff University

We caught up with Dr Meghan Larin, a postdoctoral researcher, and Emma Randall, a research assistant, in Prof Vincent Dion’s lab at the UK DRI at Cardiff University.

Seven highlights from the world’s largest dementia research conference

This year, the world’s largest dementia research conference – the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) – went virtual. Here are our top seven highlights from the week!

Can we really reduce the number of people living with dementia by 40%?

We know that if we can understand what increases the risk of developing dementia, governments and individuals can be better informed about how to reduce that risk.

Celebrating the successes of our dementia researchers

Times are challenging for everyone at the moment and our dementia researchers are no exception, so now more than ever it’s important to celebrate our scientists’ successes.

A cautious return – dementia researchers head back to the lab

Now, as governments across the UK begin to ease restrictions, labs are starting to re-open and research that your support helps to fund is restarting. However, this process is complex and looks different for every lab and region.

Behind the headlines: COVID-19 and dementia

There have been many stories in the media over the past few months about COVID-19 and dementia.

He will always be my Dad, no matter what memories Alzheimer’s disease stole from him

This Father’s Day I’ll be lacing up my trainers for Dad and dementia research, and here’s why.

Untangling frontotemporal dementia

Dementia is thought to affect around 850,000 people in the UK. Most people associate the condition with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia. But there are other diseases that can cause the symptoms of dementia – including frontotemporal dementia (FTD).

You’ll feel tickety-boo with Tikiboo!

Have you heard the news about the partnership between Alzheimer’s Research UK and Tikiboo?

I’m helping Alzheimer’s Research UK from home, and you can too.

With social fundraising no longer an option, my new working from home environment meant that I had to find a different way to help, and that was to learn more about dementia.

Hidden beauty, fascinating insights

Microscopic images reveal the hidden beauty around and within us. Dementia researchers get a unique view of the intricate but stunning workings of the brain. To showcase the fascinating insights being gained in dementia research, we ran our Science Image Competition again this year.

Alzheimer’s Research UK supports tracking COVID-19 symptoms with new app

The COVID-19 Symptom Tracker app, developed by King’s College London, is joining forces with the UK’s largest health-based charities. The aim is to reach people most at risk of COVID-19, including those with pre-existing health conditions such as dementia, diabetes, heart disease and those over the age of 70.

Fundraising during a national crisis

You may take comfort in knowing that previous generations have found innovative ways to raise money for charity in the face of international crisis.

Running alone but supporting dementia research together

It’s been great to hear supporters viewing the postponement of their event as an opportunity to use the time to raise even more money for dementia research and smash their fundraising targets. It’s brilliant to know our supporters are finding a way to continue to support our work in these extraordinary times.

A glimmer of hope for an Alzheimer’s drug? What’s new with DIAN-TU?

This latest data offers a glimmer of hope for gantenerumab. The decrease in protein levels has led the researchers and the pharmaceutical company Roche to now invite the participants to take part in an open-label extension.

Vascular dementia explained

Although Alzheimer’s is the leading cause of dementia, vascular dementia affects 150,000 people in the UK, accounting for one in five of all dementia cases.