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

Chemical clears Alzheimer's protein and restores memory in mice

A research team in Korea has tested a chemical in mice genetically altered to develop features of Alzheimer's, showing it can remove a build-up of protein in the brain associated with the disease as well as rescuing memory ...

Neuroscience

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

20% of those who died from COVID-19 in England and Wales had dementia

More people with dementia died from COVID-19 in England and Wales compared to any other pre-existing condition, according to new figures. Alzheimer's Research UK, the UK's leading dementia research charity, has called on ...

Neuroscience

Brain stimulation improves word recall in severe epilepsy

Researchers have found that electrically stimulating regions of the brain can improve the ability of people's memory. Their findings were reported in the scientific publication Nature Communications.

Health

Alcohol intake linked to dementia risk

Researchers in the US have revealed that alcohol intake in later life is linked with dementia risk. The findings are published today (Friday 27 September) in the journal JAMA.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

The role of diet in healthy brain ageing and dementia risk

Four studies being presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2017 are highlighting the potential benefits of certain diets and how they can support healthy brain ageing and help to reduce dementia ...

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