Dementia with Lewy bodies

Dementia with Lewy bodies is the third most common cause of dementia.

Alzheimer’s Research UK has funded more than £13.4 million of pioneering research to help advance our understanding of dementia with Lewy bodies.

The research we are funding is looking at the alpha-synuclein protein and other proteins involved in the disease. This will build a clearer picture of why and how these proteins build up and affect the brain.

Our scientists are also working to develop new and innovative ways of detecting DLB, and identifying targets for the development of new treatments.

We believe that dementia can only be defeated through research. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we will continue to fund pioneering studies into dementia with Lewy bodies.

To read about some of the projects we are funding, visit our projects page.