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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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Posted on 02 Aug

Leading dementia charity backs call to protect healthcare and research in Brexit talks

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has backed a call from the Brexit Health Alliance for the government to protect patients’ interests in Brexit negotiations. The Alliance, which brings together the NHS, medical research, industry, patient and public health organisations, has warned today that patients could be at risk if the Brexit […]

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Posted on 18 Jul

Slowing life expectancy improvements linked to increase in deaths from dementia

A new report has highlighted increasing pressures on England’s health services as deaths from dementia rise, coupled with a slowing in life expectancy increases. The Marmot Indicators Briefing, published by the UCL Institute of Health Equity, is published on Tuesday 18 July and updates on several key health measures that are used to track progress […]

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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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