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Rare causes of dementia

To mark Rare Disease Day we will discuss some of the rarer causes of dementia, providing information about what causes them and how they can be diagnosed.

Celebrating the 5th anniversary of Join Dementia Research

Five years on from the national launch of Join Dementia Research, we look back at the service’s incredible impact and some of the exciting research taking place that you could get involved in.

How can wearables revolutionise the detection of dementia?

The Early Detection of Neurodegenerative diseases (EDoN) initiative is spearheaded by Alzheimer’s Research UK and brings together 14 leading research and support organisations, working to develop innovative ways to pick up these diseases in the brain years before the symptoms of dementia start.

How to guide: organise your own walk

It’s a fantastic way to fundraise and engage your local community.

Everything you need to know about PPA

Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) is a condition caused by damage to parts of the brain that control our personality, emotions, language and behaviour.

What we must see from the government’s ‘Dementia Moonshot’

It has certainly been a time of political turbulence. New governments bring new opportunities – and through its pledges, this one has given renewed hope to people affected by dementia. But we need more than hope: now we need action.

All you need to know about smoking and dementia

Most people know that smoking leads to poor health and a substantially increased risk of cancer and lung disease. But what’s the link to dementia?

‘We waited more than three years for an accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer’s’

This is our journey to a dementia diagnosis and illustrates why we need more research into quick and accurate diagnoses. It would’ve made such a difference to our lives.

Why is a lumbar puncture used in dementia?

Dr Cath Mummery aims to answer your questions about lumbar punctures, what the procedure involves and why it is used.

When would you want to know you had Alzheimer’s disease?

Would you want to know if you or a loved one had Alzheimer’s – a disease that currently has no treatments to slow, stop or prevent it – before you developed symptoms? This is understandably a frightening and tough question to answer.

Conservative government must act now to deliver their ‘Dementia Moonshot’

The votes have been cast, and the results are in: the Conservatives will form the UK’s next government. So what will this mean for dementia research?

Another year of progress for dementia research

Research is making progress, and the last 12 months have seen a number of important new developments in the global effort to overcome dementia.

My year as a volunteer

This International Volunteer Day, we asked Alzheimer’s Research UK Shropshire Fundraising Group leader Katie Foster to give an insight into her year in volunteering.

Save this Christmas with Savoo and support dementia research!

What if you could support groundbreaking dementia research while you get your home ready for Christmas, all without spending anything extra?

How the general election could transform dementia research

For many people, health is their top priority. And we know that dementia research is crucial for protecting the nation’s health.

Introducing our new Chief Medical Officer

Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Chief Medical Officer will help shape our emerging priority areas, including the development of new tools to improve the very early identification of diseases and ensuring swift access to any new life-changing treatments within the NHS.

More to Uncover

We hope these films help the public appreciate the complexity of dementia – that memory loss is only the beginning for some and far from the whole story for most.

Behind the headlines: Is a new Alzheimer’s treatment in sight?

The Pharmaceutical company Biogen plans to file for US marketing approval for aducanumab, an experimental treatment for early Alzheimer’s disease.

Sun, sea, a wedding… and a good cause

Why I decided to support Alzheimer’s Research UK in my wedding.

How does dementia affect everyday life?

It’s clear from speaking to our passionate supporters, that they want to see a life-changing new treatment for dementia. Current treatments can help with symptoms for a time, but today there are no medicines to slow down, prevent or treat the underlying diseases that cause dementia.

Behind the headlines: Football and dementia

The results will naturally raise questions from anyone interested in the sport, so here’s everything you need to know about the findings.

Everything you need to know about the causes of Alzheimer’s disease

Dementia isn’t just a part of ageing. It’s caused by diseases. Alzheimer’s disease is the culprit in around 2/3 of dementias.

Could the answers to dementia be hiding in your fruit bowl?

Unbeknown to most, the common fruit fly is an invaluable research tool; many scientific discoveries would have been impossible without it!

A record year, thanks to you

We can be proud of the progress made, and it’s all thanks to you.

Thanks for sharing

Taking the time to watch the video will help many people to better understand the nature of diseases like Alzheimer’s, but by sharing it, the impact grows, and more and more people will get this important message.