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The Mike Gooley Trailfinders Charity has donated £3.8 million to Alzheimer’s Research UK, Europe’s leading dementia research charity. The gift, among the largest ever made to Alzheimer’s Research UK, will support pioneering science at universities around the country. Dementia affects 850,000 people in the UK and last year emerged as the country’s leading cause of […]
Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has announced record growth in 2016/17 with a total income of £30.5 million, an increase of 38% on the previous year. Growing public support for the charity’s work saw voluntary donations rise by 44%, 11 times the sector average. This strong performance cements Alzheimer’s Research UK’s […]
Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has hailed the announcement of £40 million capital funding for the UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI), as well as a £300m boost for the Ageing Society Grand Challenge that forms part of the government’s Industrial Strategy. Business Secretary Greg Clark has announced today that an additional […]
Alzheimer’s Research UK is backing the findings of a Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) review on diet and its impact on cognitive impairment and dementia. The committee today published a report that finds there is no conclusive evidence for nutrients or supplements to be used to prevent the onset of dementia. This is the […]
The Welsh government has revealed their Dementia Action Plan for Wales 2018-2022. The report, which includes an outline for additional financial support and resources for people living with dementia and physicians alike, presents a clear vision for overcoming the challenges presented by the condition. Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia charity, is happy to […]
Brexit must not delay the development and delivery of the first life-changing treatment for people living with dementia. That was the message Alzheimer’s Research UK had for politicians today during a roundtable hosted by the Exiting the European Union Committee. The meeting, held in Cambridge this afternoon, brought together pharmaceutical companies and research organisations to […]
Alzheimer’s Research UK is calling for a recommitment from pharmaceutical companies to continue efforts to fund research into dementia, the leading cause of death in the UK. Recent news that Pfizer will refocus efforts away from dementia research is a reminder of one of the barriers that stands in the way of bringing about the […]
Deaths caused by dementia continue to rise across Scotland according to provisional figures released today by National Records of Scotland. The figures show deaths caused by Alzheimer’s and other dementias increased in the third quarter of 2017 by 13.6 per cent to 861. These deaths now account for 10 per cent of all deaths, doubled […]
Alzheimer’s Research UK is calling for a renewed global commitment to treating dementia following new data from the World Health Organization (WHO) released today. The figures predict the number of people living with the condition will triple from 50 million to 152 million by 2050. This falls in line with data for the UK, where […]
Alzheimer’s Research UK is asking the government to give more priority to dementia as plans develop to support the Life Sciences sector. The Sector Deal announced today (6 December) represents yet another step forward by government to establish the UK as a global leader in health research. However, Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia […]