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Dementia – a diagnosis without blame, shame or guilt

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!

Dementia with Lewy bodies explained

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.

It’s time we started thinking brain health

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.

Why brain health matters: a neurologist’s view

Now is a better time than ever to think about our brain health.

Four global research highlights from 2020

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.

‘Nobody is not a self, nobody is an object’ Nicci Gerrard, ‘What Dementia Teaches Us About Love’

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.

What are the long-term effects of a head injury?

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.

Christmas shopping online? Support Alzheimer’s Research UK at the same time!

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!

Doctors call for new ways of approaching early changes to memory and thinking

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

Frontotemporal dementia and COVID-19 – insights from the hospital

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.

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.

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.

Share The Orange – it’s never mattered more

The need for breakthroughs in dementia research, to protect everything that makes the human brain such a wonder, and to keep people from harm, has never been greater.

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.

Dementia research is at risk. Help us to change that.

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’.

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.