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Posted on 17 Jul

England’s health profile shows need for more investment in dementia research

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has called for more investment in dementia research, following a report by Public Health England revealing the overall picture of the nation’s health. A key finding from the report, Health Profile for England, is that life expectancy has increased more than years spent in good health. […]

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Posted on 12 Jul

Leading dementia research charity backs response to patient data report

Recommendations for an ‘opt-out’ system for sharing patient data to improve care and research, coupled with new security standards, have been accepted by the Government – and Alzheimer’s Research UK has welcomed the response. Last year, the National Data Guardian for Health and Care, Dame Fiona Caldicott, reviewed how patient data should be used, with […]

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Posted on 06 Jul

Alzheimer’s patients to get personalised treatment plan within 10 years say experts

Medical specialists aim to be able to give Alzheimer’s patients their own personal treatment and care plans and so better quality of life thanks to a new project. The £3.8 million IASIS project, funded by the European Union, aims to use the ever-growing wealth of patient data to provide vital information about how Alzheimer’s patients […]

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Posted on 05 Jul

1.2million people with dementia in England and Wales by 2040, study finds

Research published in The BMJ has estimated that there will be 1.2million people living with dementia in England and Wales by 2040 – an increase of 57% from 2016 – with the cause mainly due to our ageing population. The researchers, based at University College London and the University of Liverpool, set out to predict […]

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Posted on 29 Jun

Scotland needs an urgent investment in dementia research, says leading charity

Alzheimer’s Research UK has called on the Scottish Government to show an urgent investment in dementia research, following the launch of its National Dementia Strategy. The Scottish Government has published its third dementia strategy, which maintains a focus on improving the quality of care for people living with dementia and their families. The document outlines […]

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Posted on 20 Jun

Leading charity calls for government to confirm plans for dementia research

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has called for the new government to renew its commitment to funding research into the condition. The charity’s call comes amid speculation that the Great Repeal Bill – aimed at ensuring EU law will no longer apply in the UK after Brexit – could see other […]

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Posted on 19 Jun

Champions of dementia research recognised in Queen’s Birthday honours

Two Patrons of Alzheimer’s Research UK have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours list. Malcolm Walker, founder and CEO of Iceland Foods, who led a fundraising drive both personally and through his stores that raised over £2m for Alzheimer’s Research UK, has received a knighthood. June Spencer, a long-time supporter of the charity, has […]

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Posted on 14 Jun

Deaths from Alzheimer’s disease in Scotland increase by 31% in one year

Deaths from Alzheimer’s disease in Scotland have soared by 31% 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 1,877 people died from Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the first quarter of 2017 – with deaths from Alzheimer’s disease […]

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Posted on 30 May

Alzheimer’s Research UK welcomes global action plan to defeat dementia

The UK’s leading dementia research charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK, has welcomed a global action plan, endorsed by the World Health Assembly, to tackle dementia and improve the lives of those living with the condition. Today, delegates at the World Health Assembly have given the green light to the global action plan on the public health […]

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Posted on 18 May

Alzheimer’s Research UK welcomes Tory pledge to invest in dementia research

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has welcomed a commitment in the Conservatives’ election manifesto, released today, to invest in dementia research. The charity is calling on other political parties to make similar commitments to ensure efforts to defeat dementia remain a priority in the next parliament. Dr Matthew Norton, Director of […]

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