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Unlocking patient access to new treatments

Innovative treatments can be life-saving or life-enhancing for patients, their families and carers. Research breakthroughs also drive further scientific discovery, leading to the medicines of tomorrow.

It’s time to change the conversation

To accelerate progress towards life-changing treatments, we must also change the conversation about dementia.

Would you spend your 70th birthday in a brain scanner?

Our Insight 46 study is a unique opportunity to study how factors throughout our life could influence our brain health aged 70.

6 highlights from the world’s largest dementia research conference

Conferences like AAIC are helping to bring about real breakthroughs and we were there to bring you the latest findings. Here are 6 interesting developments we learnt!

Dear Prime Minister, will you change my family’s future?

Carli’s mother and grandmother both developed early-onset Alzheimer’s in their late 40s and Carli has a 50/50 chance of carrying the gene.

Help us ask Boris Johnson to urgently find treatments for dementia

We need you to lend your voice and send an email to tell Mr Johnson why dementia research is important.

6 areas dementia experts say research should focus on next

There’s more work to be done to speed up breakthroughs for people with dementia.

Why I ran for the Dementia Revolution

How did I feel at the end of my first (and last) marathon? Honestly, I felt underwhelmed.

When will there be a blood test for Alzheimer’s?

A blood test, however, would be a simple, cost-effective, relatively non-invasive way to give key insights about brain changes in Alzheimer’s disease.

Disrupted sleep – a cause or consequence of Alzheimer’s?

It’s important to get enough sleep to stay healthy and feel well rested. We’ve all experienced a bad night’s sleep and probably know that it can have an impact on our memory and thinking skills in the short term. But could sleep problems have a long-term effect on the brain?

MPs call for more investment in dementia research

Our Campaigners did a brilliant job of encouraging their MPs to get on board. We spoke with MPs beforehand about the importance of investing in research to bring about life-changing new treatments for dementia.

‘Every day, every hour and every second with Mum is different’ Shobna Gulati

Looking back now the early changes were so marginal and so easy to put down to other things – tiredness, stress. You could always find an explanation.

Talking about dementia in South Asian communities

Awareness and understanding of dementia in BAME communities is also lower than in the UK population as a whole. Some South Asian languages don’t have a word for dementia, and this can lead to myths about what causes it.

From taxi driver to professional carer: I’m so proud of Dad for new career after caring for Mum

I watched Dad lose the love of his life in one of the cruellest ways imaginable. Anyone who has been through the process of watching someone they love be diagnosed with and then eventually die of Alzheimer’s disease will know what I mean when I say that the grieving process starts years ahead of their eventual death.

The fathers of the brain

Around Father’s Day, many people across the country will be thanking their fathers for the support, love and very likely financial assistance they have given them throughout their lives. The relationship a father, or any individual, has with a child they care for is dynamic and complex. When we are young, fathers can help to support us in learning new skills, teach us how to eat and very often clean our mess up when we have made it. I have recently become a father and know how much time and energy these activities can take!

Our petition at No. 10 – thanks to you!

This year you helped us achieve an incredible feat – almost 35,000 signatures asking for more funding for dementia research.

2019 Alzheimer’s Research UK Supporter Survey

Let’s play 20 questions. Well 22. Because in fewer than two dozen questions, we’re aiming to find out as much as we can about what motivates you, and thousands of others like you, to support our work at Alzheimer’s Research UK.

My nan and dementia

I’ve sat down to write about my grandmother several times over the last few months, and each time I’m unsure what to say.

How can a mobile game help detect Alzheimer’s risk?

But what is Sea Hero Quest? And how can this game spot those at risk of Alzheimer’s?

Volunteering for dementia research

This is the fun and fascinating world of dementia research.

Rare genetic discoveries driving breakthroughs for everyone affected by Alzheimer’s

Through your support, you have helped to support Dr Wray throughout her career, allowing her to build her expertise, grow her team and emerge as one of the top young scientists working in an exciting area of dementia research.

Marathons not for you? Then support dementia research while you DIY this Easter

When it comes to fundraising for a charity like Alzheimer’s Research UK, there are some tried and tested ideas that always come to mind. These might be gruelling marathons, daring skydives or even delicious bake sales.

What can mad cow disease tell us about dementia?

Dr Jason Sang revealed fascinating insights on how we can learn from the science behind diseases like Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease (CJD) in humans, or BSE in cattle (also known as mad cow disease), to make progress in tackling the diseases that cause dementia.

7 things we learnt at the Alzheimer’s Research UK Research Conference

Earlier this month, the Alzheimer’s Research UK Annual Research Conference took place in Harrogate. More than 500 delegates came together to share ideas and new findings. But what did we learn from the presentations and discussions?