Living with dementia
To mark the first ever World Lewy Body Day on 28 January 2024, Dr Daniel Erskine explains how his research is helping us understand more about dementia with Lewy bodies so we can get closer to a cure.
The festive season can be a wonderful time to share food, exchange presents and spend quality moments with your loved ones. But Christmas can have so much more meaning when we choose to give something back to a cause close to our hearts. We know that if nothing changes, 1 in 2 people will have…
Olivia Colman backs new campaign, as charity reveals 1 in 2 people don’t know dementia causes memory loss
Despite almost one million people in the UK living with dementia today, and it being the UK’s leading cause of death, there is still a widespread lack of awareness around the impact it has on people affected by the condition. Alzheimer’s Research UK’s launches new campaign film to change this.
Alison Littleford’s husband Frank was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2020. To coincide with the launch of our latest Connections film featuring their story and our Change The Ending campaign, Alison shares her thoughts on how Frank’s Alzheimer’s impacts their lives.
Our new analysis shows that every £1 invested in dementia research since 2019 has returned £2.59p to the UK economy. Here, we explain why these figures matter, and how they make the case for future investment in dementia research.
The value of any new Alzheimer’s treatment should include its benefits to informal carers.
Following the launch of animated film Another Presence, Ellen McIntosh shares her family’s experience of dementia with Lewy bodies and how hallucinations became part of everyday life for her dad who lived with the condition.
John Hirst’s wife, Pat, died in July from frontotemporal dementia. She was only 66.
To coincide with World FTD Awareness Week, John has written an account of his wife’s battle with FTD.
“Having just watched the Oscar award-winning film, The Father, I feel like I can understand what my own father must be experiencing.”
There are so many sources of information at our fingertips and new stories in the media each week claiming that different activities or foods can either cause or cure dementia. It can be difficult to know what information to pay attention to.