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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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Posted on 25 Jun

Dementia Discovery Fund exceeds funding target to help find a cure for dementia

 A world-leading research fund founded in part by Alzheimer’s Research UK and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has reached a new milestone thanks to a $60m investment from US organisation AARP. The Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF) makes early stage venture capital investments to develop ground breaking drugs and treatments for all forms […]

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Posted on 20 Jun

New NICE guidance supports lumbar punctures to accurately diagnose dementia

Update also promotes opportunities for people with dementia to take part in research Alzheimer’s Research UK is applauding new NICE guidance on providing treatment and support for people with dementia that was last updated 12 years ago. Among the new recommendations published today is a change in the recommended method for diagnosing dementia. The recommendation […]

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Posted on 16 Jun

Dementia prevention messaging included in NHS Health Check after successful collaborative pilot study

Public Health England has today announced dementia prevention messaging will be a routine part of the NHS Health Check for people in midlife. Previously, this information was provided for people over the age of 65, but this update will offer vital risk reduction information to people aged 40-64 as well. In April 2017, a report […]

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