Our research projects
How a 76-year-long study has allowed a better understanding of brain health and dementia risk
Researchers at University College London (UCL) are studying a unique group of volunteers to find out how lifelong factors affect brain health
How large DNA banks help us to make breakthroughs possible
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.
Celebrating the successes of our dementia researchers
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.
A cautious return – dementia researchers head back to the lab
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.
Would you spend your 70th birthday in a brain scanner?
Our Insight 46 study is a unique opportunity to study how factors throughout our life could influence our brain health aged 70.
Volunteering for dementia research
This is the fun and fascinating world of dementia research.
Does Down’s syndrome hold the key to cracking Alzheimer’s?
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.
The global research landscape 2018: hopes and highlights
Our Chief Scientific Officer, Dr David Reynolds looks back at key milestones in dementia research in 2018.
Looking for answers beyond the brain
Our brains don’t exist in isolation, separate from the rest of the body, but are connected in a variety of ways.
Why I’ve been sharing my health data for over 70 years
I am happy to boast that I have been described as one of the best-studied people on the planet.