What is dementia?

Dementia is now the UK’s biggest killer. As the only global top 10 cause of death with no treatment to slow, delay or cure the underlying diseases, it is our greatest medical challenge. Less than a quarter of the population recognise that dementia is driven by diseases in the brain and that research can fight it. It means three quarters of us are giving into dementia, believing it to be just a part of ageing.

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the world’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to causes, diagnoses, prevention, treatment and cure. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, uniting big thinking in the field and funding the innovative science that will deliver a cure.

Over the past century, mankind has achieved incredible feats of science, engineering and medicine and we can make the same progress with dementia.

It is our mission is to bring about the first life-changing dementia treatment by 2025.

What would it be like to have an inherited form of dementia in your family?

Lee Bramall, Lee, 38, speaks about what he’s gone through. on the ARUK blog.


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