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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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Posted on 08 Jun

Report on ageism flags dementia misunderstanding in younger people

Royal Society for Public Health and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation: ‘That Age Old Question’ report A report launched today by the Royal Society for Public Health and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has identified negative attitudes to age from childhood onwards, releasing results of a national survey showing that participation in activities, memory loss and appearance […]

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Posted on 05 Jun

Edinburgh dementia research event offers legal advice for older residents

Edinburgh solicitors Susanne Batchelor and Stewart Gibson were joined by scientist Jill Fowler at an event on Saturday 2 June that offered legal advice to people who are planning for the future, as well as information on dementia. Dementia is now the leading cause of death in the UK and is most likely to affect […]

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Posted on 23 May

Leading dementia charity backs call for national action plans to fight condition

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, is backing a call for governments worldwide to develop and implement action plans for tackling dementia. The recommendation, which comes during Dementia Action Week, is made in a report from Alzheimer’s Disease International that examines progress towards the World Health Organisation’s global action plan for dementia. […]

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Posted on 21 May

Alzheimer’s Research UK applauds support for revolutionary early diagnosis effort

In an announcement today, Prime Minister Theresa May is to outline a new early diagnosis of disease project under the Grand Challenge on Artificial Intelligence in the Industrial Strategy. The Prime Minister is expected to highlight the potential for emerging technologies to cross-reference large quantities of data and diagnose a range of diseases much earlier. […]

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Posted on 14 May

Oxford planning for the future event gives legal advice to older people

Dr John Davis, Chief Scientific Officer of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Oxford Drug Discovery Institute, joined Oxford solicitor Kirsty Southgate on Saturday for an event offering legal advice to older people who want to plan for the future. The event, which took place at the Quaker Meeting House in Oxford, was run by Alzheimer’s Research […]

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Posted on 21 Mar

Leading dementia charity calls for new approach to avoid delaying future treatments in NHS

New analysis from Alzheimer’s Research UK shows the UK health system will need to think differently to cope with the unique challenges presented by future dementia treatments. In a report published today, the UK’s leading dementia research charity reveals that the NHS could face significant practical and financial challenges in delivering future treatments. To coincide […]

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