Our research projects
Researchers at University College London (UCL) are studying a unique group of volunteers to find out how lifelong factors affect brain health
Alzheimer’s Research UK recently awarded a £96,000 grant to Prof Kevin Morgan at the University of Nottingham to maintain and expand his large collection of DNA samples. This is to ensure he can continue his important research into the genetics of Alzheimer’s disease.
Times are challenging for everyone at the moment and our dementia researchers are no exception, so now more than ever it’s important to celebrate our scientists’ successes.
Now, as governments across the UK begin to ease restrictions, labs are starting to re-open and research that your support helps to fund is restarting. However, this process is complex and looks different for every lab and region.
Our Insight 46 study is a unique opportunity to study how factors throughout our life could influence our brain health aged 70.
It can come as a surprise to know that having Down’s syndrome puts people at much higher risk of Alzheimer’s. In fact, the genetic rearrangement that causes Down’s syndrome is one of the greatest genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s.
Our Chief Scientific Officer, Dr David Reynolds looks back at key milestones in dementia research in 2018.
Our brains don’t exist in isolation, separate from the rest of the body, but are connected in a variety of ways.