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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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]