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Dementia – perception is not the reality

If we don’t understand in detail the level and depth of public awareness of dementia, we won’t be able to communicate effectively with people or help to educate and address misconceptions.

Scientist Focus: Hannah Clarke

We spoke to Hannah Clarke, a second year PhD student at the University of Liverpool, about her work and why she got involved in dementia research.

Women and Dementia: A Marginalised Majority

A report being released today by Alzheimer’s Research UK highlights the enormous toll of dementia on women in the UK.

Living with posterior cortical atrophy

Today Valerie will join a panel at the Women of the World Festival as Alzheimer’s Research UK launches a report highlighting the particular impact dementia has on women. Here, Valerie shares her story.

A C. elegans worm seen under a microscope.

Worms on the brain

Research at the University of Manchester is investigating how an error in a gene called C9ORF72 causes dementia and motor neurone disease.

A powerful new look and a renewed commitment

Today we are re-stating our intention as a charity to defeat dementia and launch a fresh new brand that emphasises the power of research.

Dementia research: taking part in a study

Join dementia research allows you to register to take part in dementia studies so that researchers can contact you with projects you might be suitable for.

Championing ‘Join dementia research’

Susie has been involved in ‘Join dementia research’ from the start, helping the service to meet the needs of people who want to take part in research.

Dementia Forum 2015 report: a global call to action

The report shines a necessary spotlight on some of the challenges facing dementia research today.

Boosting the search for new dementia treatments

The Alzheimer’s Research UK Drug Discovery Alliance is a £30m powerhouse of dementia treatment discovery at leading universities for dementia research.

How do we fund research?

As the UK’s leading dementia research charity, we fund research all over the country; last year we committed £7.6 million to pioneering dementia research.

Linking researchers with ideal patients

JDR is an excellent way of recruiting patients, as it matches the study with appropriate patients. It’s an excellent source of volunteers.

Elizabeth is Missing

Emma Healey explains what inspired her to write the best-selling ‘Elizabeth is missing’, and describes how her grandmother’s dementia illuminated her work.

Infographic showing timeline of research into the role of TREM2 in Alzheimer's disease.

TREM2: Where are we now?

TREM2, discovered by Dr Rita Guerreiro in 2012, is a gene that codes for a protein produced by microglia – the brain’s immune defence cells.

Scientist Focus: Chris Medway

Dr Chris Medway has spent the last year working at the Mayo Clinic in Florida searching for rare genetic changes that alter the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Rules and regulations: removing hurdles in the race for a treatment

Drug development takes time, and at Alzheimer’s Research UK we’ve been calling for policy change to help deliver breakthroughs for dementia treatment.

Dementia research in 2014: looking back at our proudest achievements

2014 has seen huge strides in dementia research as our researchers worked tirelessly to uncover clues about how to diagnose, treat and prevent dementia.

Scientist Focus: Jo Barnes

Dr Jo Barnes is an Alzheimer’s Research UK Senior Research Fellow. She is working to develop new brain imaging techniques that will diagnose dementia sooner.

This Christmas

This year, we’re facing the prospect of being one short for Christmas dinner.

An intern’s view

My time as intern at Alzheimer’s Research UK has changed the way I view the organisation as well as others similar to it. I worked in a lab funded by Cancer Research UK for a couple of weeks last summer, so it’s been really interesting to be able to see the two organisations at work.

Woman stands at edge of indoor pool, smiling, in swimming costume.

Reducing the risk of dementia: A new, but growing, evidence base

Alzheimer’s Research UK has joined the UK Health Forum to look for ways of reducing the risk of dementia through different lifestyle factors.

The Global Clinical Trials Fund: drugs and dummies

One year since the G8 Dementia Summit, new investment and exciting initiatives are bringing us closer to a treatment for dementia.

Raising awareness of young-onset dementia at the House of Lords

Alzheimer’s Research UK and University College London hosted a summit at the House of Lords on raising awareness of the impact of young-onset dementia.

‘Join dementia research’: How long before I can take part in a study?

Join dementia research allows you to register to take part in studies so that researchers can contact with you with projects you may be suitable for.

ARUKmemories for GivingTuesday

We’re on a mission to recreate treasured memories today, the UK’s first Giving Tuesday, and we need your help