Alzheimer's Research UK

Alzheimer's Research UK is the United Kingdom's leading dementia research charity, founded in 1992 as the Alzheimer's Research Trust. In February 2011 Alzheimer's Research Trust renamed as the Alzheimer's Research UK. It is dedicated to funding scientific studies to find ways to treat, cure or prevent Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, Lewy Body disease and fronto-temporal dementia. Alzheimer's Research UK currently funds 127 research projects across the UK and has committed nearly £40million to dementia research. Alzheimer's Research UK is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities. Alzheimer's Research UK does not receive any government funding and instead relies on donations from individuals, companies and charitable trusts, money raised by individuals and gifts left in people's Wills to fund dementia research. The charity was founded by four members of the public as a result of their deep concerns at the lack of funding for Alzheimer's research. In 1998, the Trust awarded its first first major grant of £500,000 to a team led by distinguished scientist Dr Michel Goedert in Cambridge.

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http://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/
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Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Dementia deaths in Scotland rise nearly 6% year on year

Alzheimer's Research UK, the UK's leading dementia research charity, is calling for a government commitment to fund more dementia research than ever before following new figures from National Records of Scotland released ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

New stats show dementia causes 1 in 8 deaths in England and Wales

Alzheimer's Research UK is calling on the Prime Minister to back worldwide commitments to invest in more dementia research as new data out today shows deaths due to the condition continue to rise. According to the Office ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Link between paid employment and slower age-related memory decline

Over the past century, patterns of employment, marriage and parenthood have changed drastically for women across the Western World. In a study presented today at the Alzheimer's Association Internal Conference 2019, researchers ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Loss of multiple senses increases dementia risk

Two studies presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2019 have explored whether losing multiple senses, including hearing and sight, increases the risk of dementia.

Oncology & Cancer

Prostate cancer treatment linked to dementia risk

New research has highlighted a possible link between a prostate cancer treatment called androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and the risk of dementia. The findings are published today (Wednesday 3 July) in the Journal JAMA ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Phase III aducanumab trials for Alzheimer's disease stopped early

Pharmaceutical companies Biogen and Eisai today (Thursday 21 March) announced they are to discontinue two phase III trials of the Alzheimer's drug aducanumab. The ENGAGE and EMERGE trials were designed to evaluate the efficacy ...

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