To kick off the Dementia Revolution Discovery Month, colleagues from our Edinburgh Office were invited to visit the Dementia Research Institute at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
The institute is a joint initiative to advance dementia research led by the Medical Research Council (MRC) with founding charity partners, Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK. It brings together world-leading expertise in biomedical, care, prevention and translational dementia research. The Dementia Revolution Institute is centered around the need for innovative, discovery science to unlock our understanding of the mechanisms underlying the development and progression of dementia. It will invigorate the therapeutic pipeline and drive new approaches to diagnosis, treatment, care provisions and prevention.
Dementia is the biggest health threat facing society today and there are currently no effective treatments to slow, prevent or cure it. Today almost one million people in the UK are living with a form of dementia, the most common one being Alzheimer’s disease. Sadly, one in three of us will be affected by dementia in some way.
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Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK are joining forces for a year-long campaign to power groundbreaking dementia research, overthrow old attitudes and lead the charge towards a cure. We at Virgin Money are delighted to be working in partnership with Dementia Revolution as our corporate charity of the year. As our charity of the year, this makes Dementia Revolution the official charity of the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon.