Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s is a disease that causes dementia. It is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for about two-thirds of cases in older people.

We’ve funded over £47 million of pioneering research across the UK into Alzheimer’s disease.

Through the research we fund into the causes of Alzheimer’s, our scientists are building a detailed picture of what happens in the brain in the disease. This is essential for improving diagnosis and developing new treatments to stop it.

We believe that Alzheimer’s can only be defeated through research. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we continue to support scientists who will take us one step closer to a breakthrough.

To read more about the studies we fund, visit our projects page.