National Anti-vivisection Society


National Antivisection Society

Alzheimer's Society

Posted: 12 December 2011. Updated: 6 November 2012


Rating: Bad

Tel: 020 7423 3500
Questionnaire response received: No

Remit: Not known
Organisational Area: Not known

Policy / Record on research: Not known
Is this a permanent policy? Not known
Membership of AMRC? Yes
Record on animal-based research: Not known

Annual income: Not known
Annual expenditure on research: Not known
Amount spent on animal research and % of research income: Not known

Research Area: Not known
Species used: Not known
Is there a non-animal research option for donation? "The wishes of any donor wanting to support research that does not involve animals will be fully respected.

Other information:

The use of animals in research - Alzheimer’s Society position statement: "Many people are concerned about the well being of animals used in medical research. The Alzheimer’s Society shares those concerns and strives to ensure that alternatives are used wherever possible, that the minimum number of animals are used to provide clear data in well-designed experiments, and that researchers keep to the highest standards of animal welfare. We plan our research carefully to ensure that it is relevant, well thought out and avoids duplication. We also fund a variety of alternative research methods, including test-tube and cell culture experiments, clinical trials, psychosocial research and epidemiological surveys. However the Alzheimer’s Society and its trustees believe that funding medical research with animals remains essential if we are ultimately going to understand the causes of dementia and develop effective treatments. The wishes of any donor wanting to support research that does not involve animals will be fully respected".

In a letter sent to a NAVS supporter, dated 26th July 2011, Alzheimers society state "Alzheimer’s Scoiety currently has 47 individual research projects of which 19 use animals, the other 28 do not. Of those that use animals, one uses rats and mice, 15 use mice, another uses rats alone and two use fruit flies or maggots."

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