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Wickes and Alzheimers Research UK

What is dementia?

Dementia affects 850,000 people in the UK and is caused by brain diseases, most commonly Alzheimer’s, which result in the loss of brain cells and impair the brain’s ability to function properly.

The word dementia describes the symptoms experienced by people with these diseases. Early symptoms can include problems with memory and thinking, but as brain cell death becomes more widespread, physical functions such as walking and even swallowing can be affected.

With no treatments able to stop or slow diseases like Alzheimer’s, no-one has yet survived dementia – but with support from Wickes, Alzheimer's Research UK is working to change this.

Mucriscope
225,000 people will develop dementia in the UK this year - that's one every three minutes
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850,000 people in the UK have dementia and 46m worldwide
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Alzheimer’s Research UK’s put £21.4m towards research in 2016/17

Our new Dementia Statistics Hub is a comprehensive resource for up to date statistics about dementia research and Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Wickes fundraising for Alzheimer's Research UK

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