Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity. As research experts, we fund world-class, pioneering scientists at leading universities to find preventions, treatments and a cure for dementia.
Our findings improve the lives of everyone affected by dementia now and in the future. We forge partnerships with Government and other key organisations to make dementia research a national priority.
In 1992 four members of the public founded the Alzheimer’s Research Trust to increase funding for research and to bring a multi-disciplinary approach to defeating dementia.
In 1997 we began funding work directly in research institutions. At the same time, we launched our Research Network to ensure that our multi-disciplinary vision to bring dementia scientists together was realised.
In 1998 the first major grant of £500,000 was awarded to a team led by scientist Dr Michel Goedert at the University of Cambridge. We are currently supporting 140 research projects across the UK, worth over £20 million.
In 2011 we became Alzheimer’s Research UK as part of our strategy to modernise the charity and strengthen our support for UK dementia research. Our commitment to fund groundbreaking research to achieve our vision of a world free from dementia will never waiver.
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