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Posted on 21 Sep

One in three people born in 2015 will develop dementia, new analysis shows

Alzheimer’s Research UK has renewed its call for urgent action on dementia as new analysis estimates that one in three people born this year will develop the condition during their lifetime. The findings, revealed on World Alzheimer’s Day (21 September), foreshadow a looming national health crisis as the UK population ages, and underlines the need […]

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Posted on 25 Aug

World Alzheimer Report shows global increase in dementia cost and prevalence

A new report estimates that the number of people affected by dementia worldwide has increased to 46million, with the number expected to reach 74.7m by 2030 and 131.5m by 2050 – while the global economic impact has reached $818billion, and is projected to reach $1trillion by 2018. The World Alzheimer Report 2015, which also estimates […]

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Posted on 14 Aug

Thousands of new volunteers sign up to ground-breaking dementia research studies

The Government’s ambition to find a cure for dementia by 2025 has been boosted by a dramatic rise in people volunteering to take part in ground-breaking research studies. During the last year almost 22,000 people have taken part in research studies to tackle the condition – a 60 per cent rise – according to figures […]

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Posted on 17 Jul

South Cambs MP supports awareness campaign for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Heidi Allen, MP for South Cambridgeshire, has helped to launch an awareness-raising campaign in Westminster for Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Yesterday’s (16 Jul) event saw MPs from all parties show their support for the Great Abington-based charity’s fightback against the devastating condition, which currently affects 850,000 people in the UK […]

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Posted on 13 Jul

Landmark 69-year study to provide window into dementia

A landmark study that has been following a group of people since their birth in the same week in March 1946 is now turning its focus to the risk factors and early signs of dementia, thanks to a £5m funding boost from Alzheimer’s Research UK, Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation, the Medical Research Council (MRC) Dementias […]

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Posted on 02 Jul

Wales to launch groundbreaking dementia research service

A nationwide online and telephone service that helps people to take part in dementia research studies launches in Wales today. Join Dementia Research promises to accelerate the pace of dementia research in Wales by allowing people with and without dementia to register their interest in studies, and helping researchers find the right participants at the right […]

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Posted on 18 May

Alzheimer’s Research UK calls for new dementia research strategy as part of 100-day plan

On day one of the new Parliament, Alzheimer’s Research UK has called for the creation of a new dementia research strategy and a commitment to year-on-year increases in Government funding for research into the condition. As MPs meet in Parliament for the first time since the general election, the UK’s leading dementia research charity has […]

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Posted on 15 Apr

Liberal Democrats pledge to double dementia research funding by 2020

The Liberal Democrats have launched their 2015 manifesto, with a commitment to doubling the NHS research spend on dementia by 2020. The manifesto also includes a pledge to work towards a ‘global deal’ to secure extra funds for research into a cure or preventative treatment for the condition. Dr Matthew Norton, Head of Policy at […]

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Posted on 14 Apr

Conservative Party manifesto pledges funding for dementia research

The Conservative Party’s 2015 manifesto has launched today, with several health policies including a commitment to take the lead in finding a cure for dementia. The manifesto contains a pledge to deliver the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020, which includes an aim to invest more than £300m in research over the next five years. […]

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Posted on 13 Apr

Labour Party manifesto – Alzheimer’s Research UK calls for dementia research commitment

The Labour Party has launched its 2015 manifesto today, with a number of pledges including investments in the NHS and care services. However, the manifesto does not outline how the party would tackle dementia or include any commitments for research into the condition. Matthew Norton at Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, […]

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