What we do

Alzheimer’s Research UK firmly believes in the power of research to create a world free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.  

We fund pioneering research that will make a real difference to people’s lives – now and in the future. Read more about our strategic approach to research, our exciting big initiatives and search through some of our pioneering research networks and partnerships.

Our approach

Our approach

Our approach to research spans three areas that will nurture discovery and ideas as well as translating findings from this research into benefits for people with dementia.

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How we fund research

How we fund research

Alzheimer’s Research UK is dedicated to funding the best quality science and the most ambitious ideas that will take us closer to defeating dementia.

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Meet our scientists

Meet our scientists

From lab tours to ‘ask the expert’ panel discussions, our researchers regularly hold open days and talk to the public.

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ientist looking at brain scans

Big initiatives

Funding research projects allows us to be agile and responsive to new developments in dementia research, but it is also important for us to see the bigger picture.

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Map of UK outlining our Research Network

Our Research Network

The Alzheimer’s Research UK Research Network is a unique initiative which unites more than 700 dementia researchers from across the UK to support and streamline dementia research.

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Research partnerships

Research partnerships

We know that we can’t defeat dementia alone and we are forging partnerships at home and across the globe to defeat dementia sooner.

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Scientists talking

Our progress

Since we funded our first research project in 1998, our researchers have been making huge advances in understanding the diseases that cause dementia.

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Explore The Lab

Ever wondered what happens inside a real dementia research laboratory?

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