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Short on time or just need an introduction to dementia? Our ‘Quick guide to dementia’, available below in English and 8 other languages, provides the basic facts about dementia in simple terms.
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Dementia is not a disease in itself. Dementia is a word used to describe a group of symptoms that occur when brain cells stop working properly.
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You might have general questions about the diagnosis or symptoms of dementia. Perhaps you’re interested in the treatments currently available, or the risk factors for developing the condition. You will find the answers in these pages.
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Our website ‘Dementia Explained’ helps children and teenagers understand dementia, how it affects someone and how this could impact their lives.
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The facts and statistics around dementia in the UK, including prevalence, the impact on the economy and investment.
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You can view, download and order our dementia information booklets and other resources.
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Alzheimer’s Research UK firmly believes in the power of research to create a world free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.
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We believe in the power of research to change the future.
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You may have questions about the kinds of research we fund and why.
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For every £1 donated, 85p powers life-changing research and helps people to understand and take action on dementia. The remaining 15p raises our next £1 and funds essential running costs.
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Without you, there would be no Alzheimer’s Research UK. Together, we really can make breakthroughs possible.
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Volunteers are a vital force in our efforts to make life-changing breakthroughs possible. Get involved and help us make a major impact.
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With your support, we can make sure people living with dementia and research into the condition remain a national priority.
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The only way will defeat dementia is by working together. We are extremely grateful to our partners for their support.
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We’re here to help you. Please get in contact with us if you have a query about any aspect of our work.
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100% of profits from our online shop will help fund our pioneering research into prevention, treatment and a cure for dementia.
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We have built a reputation as a flexible and responsive funder, committed to supporting the best and most innovative ideas from across the field.
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We have a wide range of funding streams that support work on prevention, diagnosis and treatments.
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Find out more about experimental resources available, research guidelines and conference opportunities throughout the world.
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The Alzheimer’s Research UK Research Network is a unique, collaborative venture in the dementia research community.
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Be the first to hear announcements about Alzheimer's Research UK's 2020 conference.
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Is there something we can help you with? Get in touch.
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Our vision is a world where people are free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.
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Our scientists have been behind some of the biggest breakthroughs in dementia research.
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We work to develop policy that improves the lives of the millions of people affected by dementia in the UK and across the world.
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Alzheimer’s Research UK is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. We are governed by a Board of Trustees, the Charity’s board of directors.
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Our supporters are one of our greatest strengths.
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Find out what is going on in the world of dementia and Alzheimer's disease research with our news articles, blog posts and press information.
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Join the UK’s leading dementia research charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK.
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