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Posted on 20 Sep

New global dementia perceptions report shows stigma still rife

Alzheimer’s Disease International, have published the ‘World Alzheimer Report 2019, a global analysis that suggests that as many two in three people across the world still think of the condition as normal ageing. Tim Parry, Director of Communications at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “We welcome this important report that shines a light on global perceptions […]

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Posted on 11 Sep

Dementia deaths in Scotland rise nearly 6% year on year

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, is calling for a government commitment to fund more dementia research than ever before following new figures from National Records of Scotland released today. The figures show that dementia deaths shot up by 5.7% from the same time last year. In contrast, cancer deaths increased by […]

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Posted on 20 Aug

Dementia charity launches mass survey to help shape future treatments

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, is asking people to take part in a new survey that could help shape future treatments for dementia. The online survey asks for people’s views on the aspects of daily life that are most important to them, and which they’d most like to protect if they […]

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Posted on 16 Aug

Dementia charity calls for life-saving messaging to remain in NHS Health Checks

Alzheimer’s Research UK is calling on government to continue including dementia risk reduction messaging in NHS Health Checks. The appeal comes after the Department of Health and Social Care today announced it would take steps to personalise Health Checks based on age, where they live and genetics. Alzheimer’s Research UK’s landmark Dementia Attitudes Monitor shows […]

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Posted on 08 Aug

£250m in AI could help improve diagnosis for people with dementia

Alzheimer’s Research UK is today welcoming news from the Department of Health and Social Care that £250m will be invested toward artificial intelligence to improve diagnosis for major health conditions, like Alzheimer’s and other diseases that cause dementia. Dementia remains the leading cause of death across the UK and data this year has shown record […]

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Posted on 06 Aug

New stats show dementia causes 1 in 8 deaths in England and Wales

Alzheimer’s Research UK is calling on the Prime Minister to back worldwide commitments to invest in more dementia research as new data out today shows deaths due to the condition continue to rise. According to the Office of National Statistics, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias remain the leading cause of death in England and Wales […]

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Posted on 31 Jul

Lead dementia charity: government must drive prevention through awareness

Alzheimer’s Research UK is calling on government to lead a national awareness campaign about the ways to reduce risk of dementia and maintain brain health. The call comes as the government today published its Prevention Green Paper.   The Green Paper outlines activities that can be taken to reduce risk of dementia, including not smoking, […]

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Posted on 30 Jul

Mum with 50% chance of Alzheimer’s to PM – ‘Change my family’s future’

Leading dementia charity Alzheimer’s Research UK is standing with Carli Pirie, a woman with a 50/50 chance of developing early-onset Alzheimer’s in her 40s, to ask Prime Minister Boris Johnson to invest in better treatments, diagnosis and preventions for people with dementia. Without a way to stop or prevent the diseases that cause dementia, one […]

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Posted on 25 Jun

Shobna Gulati launches dementia campaign aimed at South Asian communities

Shobna Gulati has spoken out about her own family’s experience of dementia to encourage more open discussion of the condition in South Asian communities. The actress has shared her story to launch a new campaign from Alzheimer’s Research UK, which aims to help people understand what dementia is and how it affects someone. The campaign, […]

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Posted on 18 Jun

Leading dementia research charity calls on government to reduce dementia stigma

Alzheimer’s Research UK is calling for government to lead on a national effort to reduce stigma and improve understanding of dementia after new evidence shows the impact of the ‘hidden nature’ of dementia. The call comes as the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia today published a new report, “Hidden no more: dementia and disability.” The […]

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