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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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Posted on 23 Feb

UKIP pledge increase in funding for dementia research

A pledge from UKIP to increase dementia research funding is reported in the news today, with the party announcing it would invest £650m over the lifetime of the next parliament. The plans are due to be outlined today as part of a package of health policies. Hilary Evans, Charity Director at Alzheimer’s Research UK, the […]

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Posted on 21 Feb

Alzheimer’s Research UK welcomes Prime Minister’s new five-year strategy to fight dementia

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, will announce today (21 Feb) a strategy to help combat dementia over the next five years, with measures to boost research, improve care and increase public awareness of dementia. Alzheimer’s Research UK is delighted to have launched a number of key strategic initiatives that will have a significant impact on […]

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Posted on 17 Feb

Report calls for global action on dementia

A new report from the World Innovation Health Summit Dementia Forum 2015 has called for concerted action to tackle the global rise in dementia. The report, published today, outlines eight recommendations to help fight the condition, including taking action to reduce barriers to drug development, and measures to attract new investment for dementia research. Hilary […]

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Posted on 16 Jan

Rob Wilson MP in Reading lab tour to see pioneering dementia research

Rob Wilson, MP for Reading East, discovered how a partnership between Alzheimer’s Research UK and the University of Reading is leading the fight against dementia when he visited the Whiteknights Campus today.

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Posted on 02 Dec

Government announces £15m dementia research fund

The Government is to commit £15m to a new fund to boost dementia research, it was announced today.

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Posted on 20 Nov

Government review to examine ways to speed up access to new treatments

The Department of Health has announced that it will launch a review of how new medicines are developed and adopted.

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