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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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Posted on 18 Jul

Official statistics show dementia caused 13% of UK deaths in 2017

Alzheimer’s Research UK is calling for urgent investment in dementia research, following new statistics that show the condition accounted for 13% of all UK deaths last year. The figures were released by the Office for National Statistics today (Wednesday 18 July). Data for 2017 shows that in total, there were 67,641 deaths attributed to Alzheimer’s […]

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Posted on 18 Jul

UK adults differ from NHS England boss on health priorities

A recent poll shows UK adults believe dementia is in the top three health areas the NHS should focus on in the next 10 years. The survey commissioned by Alzheimer’s Research UK shows starkly different public priorities to those outlined today in an interview with NHS England’s Chief Executive Simon Stevens, which failed to acknowledge […]

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Posted on 17 Jul

Bill Gates announces investment to improve Alzheimer’s diagnosis

Leading philanthropist Bill Gates has announced today that he is to invest in a new fund designed to bring about improved diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia. Mr Gates made his first investment into dementia research in November 2017 when he put $50m into the Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF), which provides […]

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Posted on 17 Jul

Gordon MacDonald MSP to visit pioneering dementia research lab in Edinburgh

Today (Tuesday 17 July), Member of The Scottish Parliament Gordon MacDonald will see first-hand the innovative research taking place to find life-changing treatments for dementia when he tours the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. As part of this tour, the MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands will visit with Dr Jill Fowler, […]

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Posted on 13 Jul

Alzheimer’s Research UK partners with new investment platform

Alzheimer’s Research UK is ‘delighted’ to be partnered with Greenfinch – a socially responsible investment platform which offers its members the chance to give back to a chosen charity. When opening an account with Greenfinch, investors can opt in to be part of the ‘You Give We Give’ (YGWG) donation scheme. This gives members the […]

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Posted on 02 Jul

1 in 3 Scottish adults say dementia is top challenge for NHS, according to new survey

Scottish adults say they believe dementia is the biggest health challenge facing the NHS in the next 70 years according to a new survey commissioned by Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. The YouGov poll asked participants to consider the cost to the NHS and the number of people affected in each […]

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Posted on 02 Jul

Dementia is top challenge for NHS in next 70 years, according to new survey

One in four UK adults say they believe dementia is the biggest health challenge facing the NHS in the next 70 years according to a new survey commissioned by Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. The YouGov poll asked participants to consider the cost to the NHS and the number of people […]

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