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Posted on 07 Nov

Dementia charity calls for research funding as dementia deaths rise again

Alzheimer’s Research UK is calling on government to increase funding into dementia research as data out today shows that deaths due to dementia continue to rise across the UK. In 2017, Dementia accounted for 76,090 deaths across the UK – or 12.5% of all deaths – and remained the leading cause of death. For women, […]

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Posted on 05 Nov

Government called on to raise awareness to prevent a third of dementia cases

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, is calling on government to lead public awareness campaigns on dementia risk reduction and improving brain health. The call comes as a speech today from Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock lays out future NHS strategy that focuses on preventing health conditions. […]

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Posted on 25 Oct

Calls for greater attention on prevention of dementia

The Lancet: Changes in health in the countries of the UK and 150 English Local Authority areas 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 As a new study highlights the importance of prevention strategies to manage dementia and other major health conditions, Alzheimer’s Research UK, the leading dementia research charity […]

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Posted on 23 Oct

Investment toward treatment breakthroughs needed as dementia deaths rise

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, is calling on government to increase funding into dementia research as new data shows an increase in deaths due to the condition. Data released today by the Office for National Statistics showed that dementia accounted for one in eight deaths – or 12.7% of deaths – […]

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Posted on 24 Sep

Alzheimer’s Research UK’s call to triple UK dementia research funding gets international backing

Alzheimer’s Research UK, one of the top dementia research funders in the world, is calling on the UK government to adopt a bold new action plan to bring about a life-changing dementia treatment and improve the lives of people with the condition. The charity is urging government to commit to spending just 1% of the […]

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Posted on 24 Sep

Charity calls on government to commit 1% of annual cost of dementia to research

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, is calling on government to adopt a bold new action plan to bring about a life-changing dementia treatment and improve the lives of people with the condition. The charity is urging government to commit to spending just 1% of the annual cost of dementia on research […]

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Posted on 18 Sep

Survey reveals worldwide belief that dementia cure is possible in our lifetime

A new survey from Novartis, Amgen and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, along with Alzheimer’s Disease International, shows that 91% of people from around the world believe medical research will result in a treatment for dementia. The study also showed that 60% of those adults believe a cure will be developed in their lifetime. Alzheimer’s Research UK, […]

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Posted on 08 Aug

Ethnic differences in dementia diagnosis in the UK

Clinical Epidemiology: Trends in dementia diagnosis rates in the UK ethnic groups: Analysis of UK primary care data A new study led by researchers from University College London has looked at difference in dementia diagnosis rates among different ethnic groups in the UK. The paper, published today (Wednesday 8 August 2018) in the journal Clinical […]

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Posted on 07 Aug

Dementia listed as top reason for slowing life expectancy in older people

In new analysis out today, the Office for National Statistics reports that increases in life expectancy are slowing across the UK. In particular, the report notes that increases in the mortality rates for people over the age of 90 echoes increases in deaths caused by dementia. Dr David Reynolds, Chief Scientific Officer at Alzheimer’s Research […]

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Posted on 01 Aug

Dementia’s conspicuous absence

An open letter to Rt Hon Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care With your recently-announced priorities for the health and social care system and those set out by Simon Stevens for NHS England’s 10-year plan, we are deeply concerned that dementia has not been recognised in these top areas of focus. […]

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