Alzheimer's Research UK

Alzheimer's Research UK

Our vision is a world where people are free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.

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Address: 3 Riverside, Granta Park, Great Abington
Postcode: CB21 6AD
Country: United Kingdom
Website: http://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org
Membership type:Charity <100 staff (£50+VAT pa)

We are the UK’s leading research charity aiming to defeat dementia. We power world class studies that give us the best chance of beating dementia sooner.

Our pioneering work focuses on prevention, treatment and cure. We are energising a movement across society to support, fund and take part in dementia research

As research experts, we specialise in funding world-class, pioneering projects at leading universities to find preventions, treatments and a cure for dementia. We believe science and innovation hold the key to defeating dementia and invest in the scientists discovering more about the condition and its causes.

Our mission

We conduct world-class research to prevent, treat and cure dementia. We help people to understand dementia and the progress we are making. We forge partnerships with Government and other key organisations to make dementia research a national priority.

 

Son to sail his dad’s handcrafted boat backwards as a symbol of his journey with dementia

Son to sail his dad’s handcrafted boat backwards as a symbol of his journey with dementia

At six years old, Matthew Thomas was taught how to sail by his father, Eric, in a boat he had built in his garage back in 1971. What started out as a hobby turned into a lifelong passion for Matthew, 52, who is the Chief Instructor at Otley Sailing Club – a passion he shared with his dad for many years.

23 August 2017Read in full

Alzheimer’s Research UK gives £730k boost to Cambridge dementia research

Cambridge dementia scientists are set to benefit from nearly three quarters of a million pounds of new funding from Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity.

21 September 2015Read in full

Traumatic brain injury linked to build-up of toxic proteins associated with dementia

Research in mice suggests that head injuries may cause problems with waste clearance in the brain, leading to the build-up of toxic proteins associated with dementia. The study has just been published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

4 December 2014Read in full

Diabetes and high blood sugar in midlife linked to cognitive decline in late life

Researchers in the US have found that people who develop diabetes in midlife are more likely to show signs of cognitive decline 20 years later. The study is published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.

3 December 2014Read in full

Government announces £15m dementia research fund

The Government is to commit £15m to a new fund to boost dementia research, it was announced today. The fund, which will focus on research to develop new treatments for dementia, will aim to bring in further investment from the private and charity sectors to back a range of research projects.

2 December 2014Read in full

 Doris leaves gift of hope for people with Alzheimer's

Doris leaves gift of hope for people with Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s Research UK has received a gift of £5,000 from the late Doris Cooper who lived in Codicote, Hertfordshire, and passed away in January 2014, aged 94. Doris left the gift in her Will to the UK’s leading dementia research charity in memory of her younger brother Ronald Procter, who died with Alzheimer’s disease in 2013.

2 December 2014Read in full

Alzheimer's Research UK is chosen charity for carol concert

Alzheimer's Research UK is chosen charity for carol concert

The Salvation Army’s Norwich Citadel Band will take to the stage on Sunday 7 December with their popular Christmas concert in support of Alzheimer’s Research UK. A collection will be held following the concert and there will be Alzheimer’s Research UK Christmas cards available to buy – with all donations going to the charity.

28 November 2014Read in full

Report links coffee consumption to lower Alzheimer’s risk

A new report summarising a number of existing studies suggests that coffee may be linked to a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The report is published today (Thursday 27 November) by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee, an organisation whose members include several major coffee companies.

27 November 2014Read in full

Determined supporter made Champion of Alzheimer's Research UK

Determined supporter made Champion of Alzheimer's Research UK

Chris Elsley, from Croydon, near Royston, has been made a Champion of Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, based in Great Abington.

26 November 2014Read in full

Computer model maps spread of toxic Alzheimer’s protein

Researchers in Canada have used a computer model to try to map the spread of toxic proteins involved in Alzheimer’s disease. The study is published on Thursday 20 November in the journal PLOS Computational Biology and can be read online here.

21 November 2014Read in full

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