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Welcome. Rebecca Wood Chief Executive. Welcome. Alzheimer’s Research UK. Alzheimer’s Research UK . UK’s leading dementia research charity. Second only to Medical Research Council for research funding We have over £20m invested over 140 projects. Why our work matters.

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Rebecca WoodChief Executive

Alzheimer s research uk1
Alzheimer’s Research UK

  • UK’s leading dementia research charity. Second only to Medical Research Council for research funding

  • We have over £20m invested over 140 projects

Why our work matters
Why our work matters

  • Dementia is the great medical challenge of our time

  • Over 820,000 people affected

  • Rapid progress, but still too much we don’t know

  • Funding remains far behind other diseases

  • Population ageing and economic impact

Our research
Our research

  • Dementia is not inevitable - Research can beat it

  • Diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure

  • New strategy

Research progress
Research progress

  • UK research is amongst best in world

  • Current drugs, Genetic understanding, Detection

  • Funds and attention improving – PM Challenge

Dementia challenge
Dementia Challenge

  • Improving Research

  • Double research funding to £66m by 2015

One year review
One year review

  • £22 million - 21 new projects through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

  • £4.5m from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to evaluate existing drugs and potential benefits for people with dementia

  • Additional support from MRC for Brain Banking + renewed commitments from Alzheimer’s Research UK and Alzheimer’s Society

  • Push to increase participation in research through DeNDRoN

  • ESRC planning grant of up to £13m; impressed by the quality of the work

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  • Prime minister plans to engage G8 on research, sharing leadership.

    • Research Champions are being consulted about key areas. ARUK is keen to address data exclusivity.

    Evington Catalyst

  • This group set up by Jan Hall to engage business leaders and considering the global picture.

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Future priorities

  • Monitor progress on dementia challenge

  • All parties commit investment to dementia research ‘Manifestos 2015’ and new strategy for post-2015

  • Increase engagement in dementia research – public, carers and patients

  • New treatments – encourage collaboration in pharma, academia

Be the difference
Be the difference

  • Research needs you!

  • Support studies

  • Clinical trials - help develop next generation of drugs

  • Share your experiences of careor accessing services




    NICRN (Dementia)

Thank you

Thank you