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Posted on 20 Mar

Leading charity receives “game-changing” £3.8million boost for dementia research

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 […]

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Posted on 20 Mar

Alzheimer’s Research UK announces record year fuelled by 44% growth in donations

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 […]

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Posted on 12 Mar

£40m boost for UK Dementia Research Institute as government unveils Industrial Strategy funding

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 […]

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Posted on 28 Feb

Government nutritional review findings echo dementia risk messaging

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 […]

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Posted on 15 Feb

Leading research charity sees strong steps in Dementia Action Plan for Wales

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 […]

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Posted on 19 Jan

Alzheimer’s Research UK calls for post-Brexit plan to protect dementia research

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 […]

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Posted on 08 Jan

Top dementia research charity calls on pharma to stay the course

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 […]

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Posted on 13 Dec

Dementia deaths in Scotland now double 2007 figures

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 […]

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Posted on 07 Dec

Alzheimer’s Research UK calls for global dementia commitment after WHO sounds the alarm

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 […]

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Posted on 06 Dec

Leading dementia charity calls on government to include condition in future Life Sciences plans

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 […]

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