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Pressing for Progress: Women in Dementia Research

Blog from Dr Katy Stubbs for Alzheimer's Research UK

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Today is Ada Lovelace Day, a global day celebrating the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. #adalovelaceday That includes the incredible female researchers helping to bring about the first life-changing treatments for dementia.

In our 2015 report, we spoke of women as a ‘marginalised majority’, because, for women, dementia presents a ‘triple whammy’. Not only are 65% of people living with dementia women, they are also more likely to end up as carers of friends and relatives with a form of dementia. In addition, women are more likely to leave science early in their careers meaning female talent isn’t being fully harnessed in research.

Alzheimer’s Research UK is passionate about championing our female scientists. We spoke with some of the incredible researchers we work with about dementia research, potential barriers and how we can support women in science.

To read the rest of this fantastic blog by Katy visit the ARUK Blog Website.


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