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Posted on 13 Nov

Dementia Discovery Fund attracts $50 million investment from Bill Gates

The Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF) today announces a $50 million investment from Bill Gates. The investment is Gates’ first to accelerate progress toward disease-modifying therapies for Alzheimer’s disease. The DDF, managed by SV Health, is a unique venture fund focused entirely on discovering and developing novel therapies for dementia and was formed through the collaboration […]

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Posted on 07 Nov

Leading charity calls for action as dementia becomes the UK’s biggest killer

Dementia is now the leading cause of death in the UK, as new figures reveal that for the first time, the condition is killing more people per year than heart disease. Alzheimer’s Research UK has called for urgent action following the news – with a doubling of dementia research funding over the next five years […]

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Posted on 03 Nov

Government plan for new treatments welcomed by Alzheimer’s Research UK

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has welcomed a government plan to speed up the way new treatments are introduced on the NHS. The plan takes forward several recommendations from last year’s Accelerated Access Review – which examined how advances in medicine could be made available to patients faster – and could […]

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Posted on 12 Oct

Dementia one of society’s ‘burning injustices’ as deaths from the condition increase

Dementia is one of society’s most ‘burning injustices’ according to Alzheimer’s Research UK, as new figures have revealed that dementia is now the biggest cause of death in Great Britain. The UK’s leading dementia research charity is now calling for urgent action to defeat the condition – and has underlined the need for significant investment […]

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Posted on 12 Oct

‘Dementia Hotspots’ maps reveal scale of condition across the UK

The areas hardest hit by dementia in the UK have been revealed in two interactive maps launched by Alzheimer’s Research UK – with coastal areas in the south being some of the worst affected. Currently, there are 850,000 people in the UK living with the dementia and this number is set to soar to one […]

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Posted on 25 Sep

Cambridge charity welcomed MEP Alex Mayer for World Alzheimer’s Month

Local MEP Alex Mayer joined the fightback against dementia this week when she visited Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Cambridgeshire-based headquarters to mark World Alzheimer’s Month. On Friday 22 September, Ms Mayer discovered the latest in dementia research by speaking to teams from across the UK’s leading dementia research charity, while also getting involved in research herself […]

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Posted on 13 Sep

Deaths from Alzheimer’s disease in Scotland increase by 33.4% in one year

Deaths from Alzheimer’s in Scotland have soared by 33.4% in a year, according to new statistics released by the National Records of Scotland today. Provisional quarterly figures for deaths in the country show that 1,506 people died from Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the second quarter of 2017 – with deaths from Alzheimer’s disease up […]

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Posted on 06 Sep

Post-Brexit ambitions must protect dementia research, says Alzheimer’s Research UK

Negotiations to establish a way to continue scientific collaborations once we leave the EU will be crucial for protecting progress in dementia research, says Alzheimer’s Research UK. The Government laid out its vision for continuing collaborations in science and innovation once the UK leaves the EU, in a report published today. In ‘Collaboration on science […]

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Posted on 30 Aug

Leading dementia research charity welcomes Life Sciences Strategy

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has welcomed the new Life Sciences Industrial Strategy – but is calling on Government to continue seeking the expertise of medical research charities as it develops. Sir John Bell unveiled his plans today for the Strategy, where he outlined the industry’s vision for how government can […]

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Posted on 15 Aug

Dementia education on risk inspires people in midlife to consider healthier lifestyles

75% of people said advice on dementia risk reduction would encourage them to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Three quarters of people in midlife would make lifestyle changes now to reduce their risk of developing dementia in future, the UK’s biggest dementia charities have found. The news follows a pilot of dementia risk reduction messaging in […]

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