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Dementia impacts too many of us – but we will change the ending

As we set out to Change The Ending for everyone affected by dementia, our chief executive, Hilary Evans, reflects on recent progress and why we’re so hopeful for the future.

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How Alzheimer’s changed our lives, and why we want to change the ending for others

Alison Littleford’s husband Frank was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2020. To coincide with the launch of our latest Connections film featuring their story and our Change The Ending campaign, Alison shares her thoughts on how Frank’s Alzheimer’s impacts their lives.

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Leading the search for a cure

Scientist Fiona Ducotterd discusses her work and tells us why she’s so optimistic for the future of dementia research.


Time to clear the air on pollution and dementia

We review the latest evidence linking air pollution and dementia, and how it reinforces the case for urgent government action to improve the quality of the air we breathe.

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The science behind staying sharp

Staying sharp is one of our three simple rules for better brain health, but what does this mean in practice?


How does your hearing affect dementia risk?

In 2020, a study reviewing risk factors for dementia suggested people with unaddressed midlife hearing loss may be up to five times more likely to have the condition than those without hearing loss.

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A day in the life of a brain health researcher

Dementia researchers are making new discoveries all the time, helping us better understand how to look after our brains. But have you ever wondered what they get up to every day?

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Walk for a cure – and for your brain health

Our supporter Hat Hewitt explains why it was important for her to walk for a cure – and how walking is part of her toolkit for looking after her brain health.


A sense of momentum, excitement, and pride – my reflections on AAIC 2023

After four intense days, our chief executive, Hilary Evans, reflects on the 2023 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, which brought home the really heartening progress the research community are making against dementia.

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Why investing in dementia research is good for our health and wealth

Our new analysis shows that every £1 invested in dementia research since 2019 has returned £2.59p to the UK economy. Here, we explain why these figures matter, and how they make the case for future investment in dementia research.

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The overlooked impact of Alzheimer’s disease

The value of any new Alzheimer’s treatment should include its benefits to informal carers.


How discoveries pave the way for improving people’s lives

We recap the British Neuroscience Association conference, where scientists discussed how discoveries in the lab are being transformed into new ways to diagnose and treat the diseases that cause dementia.

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Memories of my dad: Megan’s story

Supporter Megan shares memories of her dad who was diagnosed with young-onset Alzheimer’s disease at just 55 years old.

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How we calculated our ‘one in two’ dementia statistic – and what we’ll do about it

It’s news no one wants to hear, but our new analysis, released today, has estimated if nothing changes, one in two people will be directly affected by dementia. They will either care for someone with the condition, develop it themselves, or both. Read our blog to find out more.

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The outlook for dementia is changing, and so are we

Our Chief Executive Hilary Evans reflects on the changing outlook for dementia research, and why it’s time to strive for a cure.

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Dementia will be part of my future – but I know research will find a cure

Supporter Jordan Adams shares why he’s so positive that research will find a cure and end the heartbreak of dementia.

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Five things we’ve learnt about the nation’s brain health

This Dementia Action Week, we look back at what we’ve learnt from the Think Brain Health Check-in so far – and the actions people are taking to protect their brains.


Why we’re calling for stricter air pollution targets to tackle dementia risk

With dementia now recognised as the leading cause of death in the UK, we urgently need tighter measures on air pollution to help reduce the number of people living with dementia in the future. That’s why Alzheimer’s Research UK is calling on the UK government to lead from the front in reducing air pollution on a national level.

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New Alzheimer’s drug, donanemab – what is it and how does it work?

Donanemab – Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions to our Dementia Research Infoline and across our social media channels.

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The big brain health check-in – your top questions answered

Following the launch of our Think Brain Health Check-in, we answer some of your top brain health questions.

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Six highlights from Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2023

More than 500 researchers got together in person and online at the P&J Live, Aberdeen, for Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Conference 2023, the UK’s largest dementia research conference. Read our six highlights from the conference


Levelling the playing field: why inclusivity matters in dementia research

Science is not immune to gaps in inclusivity, and dementia research is no exception. In one respect, inclusivity in research means paying attention to representation in scientific studies, for example recruiting people from diverse backgrounds into clinical research studies or using both male and female animals in experiments. But it goes beyond that – it…

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Five Slimming World members get set to run the London Marathon in aid of dementia research

Five members from Slimming World have shared their inspiring stories with us, touching on the people who inspire them to run 26 miles and raise £2,500 for dementia research.

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How The Perfume Shop raised £1 MILLION for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Our long-term partner, The Perfume Shop, reached a phenomenal fundraising milestone of £1 million at the end of 2022. Managing Director, Gill Smith, shares her highlights in our latest blog.

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The government’s ‘Major Conditions Strategy’ must deliver for people with dementia

The government’s new ‘Major Conditions Strategy’ – albeit light on detail and fanfare – signals a new direction for people with dementia and their families. Our Director of Policy & Public Affairs explains what we want this strategy to deliver.