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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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Posted on 07 Apr

Alzheimer’s Research UK responds to Katie Hopkins’ comments on dementia

TV personality Katie Hopkins has caused controversy after making a series of comments about dementia on Twitter. In one tweet, the TV personality said that people with dementia ‘should not be blocking beds’ in hospital. Hilary Evans, Director of External Affairs at Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, said: “Katie Hopkins should […]

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Posted on 17 Mar

Alzheimer’s Research UK to back $100m new Dementia Discovery Fund

Leading charity, UK government and pharmaceutical companies join forces to invest in pioneering research Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, is to invest in a $100m new Dementia Discovery Fund as part of a collaborative initiative led by the UK government. The fund, which was announced today by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt […]

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Posted on 08 Mar

Alzheimer’s Research UK report reveals dementia hits women hardest

The impact of dementia is being felt disproportionately by women, according to a new report published by Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. The report, Women and Dementia A Marginalised Majority, reveals that not only has dementia become the leading cause of death among women, but that women are more likely to […]

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Posted on 27 Feb

Figures show dementia is leading cause of death for women over 80

A new analysis by the Office of National Statistics shows that dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are the leading cause of death for women over 80. The figures also show that the condition is the second biggest killer of men over 80. The analysis of deaths in England and Wales shows that in 2012, 165,737 women […]

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Posted on 24 Feb

Groundbreaking new national service empowers public to take part in vital dementia research

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

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