Our reports provide evidence that helps to build awareness and support pioneering dementia research in the UK and globally.

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Improving dementia diagnosis: what could change in primary care?

November 2022

The search for life-changing dementia treatments is beginning to yield tangible results. Now is the time for primary care to adapt to diagnosing people at the earliest stages of dementia, when treatments are most likely to be effective.

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Five steps to delivering life-changing treatments for dementia

August 2022

Alzheimer’s Research UK is calling on the new Prime Minister to follow five key steps to ensure the UK can be a world leader in dementia clinical research and help deliver life-changing treatments.

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The Impact of Dementia on Women

May 2022

Dementia devastates the lives of everyone it touches, but our analysis shows that women are bearing a disproportionate weight of the impact.

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Dementia Attitudes Monitor: Wave 2 (2021)

September 2021
Wave 2 builds on findings from Wave 1 (2018), shining a light on the UK’s attitudes towards dementia.

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Are we ready to deliver disease modifying treatments?

May 2021

Old Age Psychiatrists’ views on diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s disease before dementia

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The Right to Know: Accurate and Earlier Diagnosis of Dementia

May 2021

Our vision of how to progressively reform and build dementia diagnostics capability in the UK.

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Translating Science into breakthroughs: the future of late-stage dementia clinical trials in the UK

May 2021

People with dementia are at risk of missing out on new treatments if the UK does not improve how it hosts clinical trials, according to a new report from Alzheimer’s Research UK.


Brain Health: A new way to think about dementia risk reduction

January 2021

How we can use ‘brain health’ to transform the public’s attitude towards dementia risk reduction.

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Delivering Dementia – Plan to find life-changing treatments

January 2020

Alzheimer’s Research UK has called on government to invest in six priority research areas, which will help to deliver a life-changing treatment for dementia.

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Detecting and diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease

December 2019

Our report reveals public attitudes to early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s.


Dementia Attitudes Monitor: Wave 1 (2018)

January 2019

A comprehensive review of public attitudes towards dementia and research, identifying key misperceptions and opportunities for shaping public attitudes towards the condition.


No time to lose: An action plan for dementia

September 2018

The five actions government can take to improve the lives of people with dementia.


Thinking Differently: preparing today to implement future dementia treatments

March 2018

Analysis of how future dementia treatments will impact our health system and the taskforce we’re launching to overcome the unique challenges these treatments present.

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NHS Health Check 40-64 Dementia Pilot

April 2017

Using the NHS Health Checks as a way of motivating people in midlife to make positive lifestyle changes to reduce their risk of dementia has been a success, as revealed in this report.


Keeping pace: Progress in dementia research capacity

March 2017

Our report highlights the progress being made in dementia research capacity.


Treatments of tomorrow: Preparing for breakthroughs in dementia

September 2016

Our report outlines a number of challenges and pressures in the healthcare system that may present problems for the roll-out of potential disease-modifying treatments of the future.


Dementia in the Family: The impact on carers

December 2015

Our report shines a spotlight on the daily challenges of caring for a loved one who has dementia.


Women and Dementia: A Marginalised Majority

March 2015

Dementia has not only become the leading cause of death among British women, but they are also far more likely to end up as carers of those with dementia than men.

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The power to defeat dementia – Manifesto 2015-2020


Our manifesto outlined key actions that we believe need to take place for the UK to take the lead in defeating dementia.


Defeat Dementia

June 2014

Outlining the five key steps we must take to meet the challenge and defeat dementia.