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Posted on 17 Jun

Dementia tops cancer as cause of death for people over 75 in England

Dementia tops cancer as cause of death for people over 75 in England Alzheimer’s Research UK is calling on the government to fund more dementia research than ever before as new figures show that dementia continues to lead causes of death for people over 75 in England. The data released today by Public Health England […]

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Posted on 13 Jun

NHS Health Checks are vital way to focus on brain health and help prevent dementia

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, is encouraging the public to take advantage of NHS Health Checks to monitor their brain health and help prevent dementia. The call comes after Public Health England today reported that over half of English adults are missing their Health Checks. Alzheimer’s Research UK collaborated with Public […]

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Posted on 12 Jun

Record month for dementia diagnosis shows need for better tools, treatments

Alzheimer’s Research UK is calling for continued improvements in the way the UK diagnoses and treats dementia after a record number of people were diagnosed with dementia last month. The announcement from NHS England showed an increase of 7% in diagnoses since 2016. Getting an early and accurate diagnosis is vital for families impacted by […]

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Posted on 23 May

Rachel Riley backs cry of 35,000 Brits for more dementia research funding

Rachel Riley today joined Alzheimer’s Research UK to present the signatures of nearly 35,000 members of public who have backed a call for increased government funding for dementia research. The Countdown star and mathematician helped to deliver the signatures on Alzheimer’s Research UK’s petition to Number 10 on Thursday 23 May. The petition asks the […]

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Posted on 07 Jan

NHS Long Term Plan closes gaps for dementia, but challenges remain

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading research charity, is applauding steps taken in the Long Term Plan released by NHS England today to improve the lives of people with dementia. The charity is calling for future work to be dedicated to overcoming the incredible challenges dementia presents to the health care system including increasing research […]

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Posted on 07 Nov

Dementia charity calls for research funding as dementia deaths rise again

Alzheimer’s Research UK is calling on government to increase funding into dementia research as data out today shows that deaths due to dementia continue to rise across the UK. In 2017, Dementia accounted for 76,090 deaths across the UK – or 12.5% of all deaths – and remained the leading cause of death. For women, […]

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Posted on 05 Nov

Government called on to raise awareness to prevent a third of dementia cases

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, is calling on government to lead public awareness campaigns on dementia risk reduction and improving brain health. The call comes as a speech today from Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock lays out future NHS strategy that focuses on preventing health conditions. […]

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Posted on 25 Oct

Calls for greater attention on prevention of dementia

The Lancet: Changes in health in the countries of the UK and 150 English Local Authority areas 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 As a new study highlights the importance of prevention strategies to manage dementia and other major health conditions, Alzheimer’s Research UK, the leading dementia research charity […]

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Posted on 23 Oct

Investment toward treatment breakthroughs needed as dementia deaths rise

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, is calling on government to increase funding into dementia research as new data shows an increase in deaths due to the condition. Data released today by the Office for National Statistics showed that dementia accounted for one in eight deaths – or 12.7% of deaths – […]

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Posted on 24 Sep

Alzheimer’s Research UK’s call to triple UK dementia research funding gets international backing

Alzheimer’s Research UK, one of the top dementia research funders in the world, is calling on the UK government to adopt a bold new action plan to bring about a life-changing dementia treatment and improve the lives of people with the condition. The charity is urging government to commit to spending just 1% of the […]

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