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People with and without dementia, as well as carers, have a vital role to play in helping scientists understand more about diseases like vascular dementia, and to test new treatments, therapies and methods of diagnosis.

You can register to find out which research studies you may be suitable to take part in via Join Dementia Research.

You can also register your interest and find out more about what might be involved in a research study by clicking the button below.

Through the research we fund, our scientists are building a detailed understanding of what happens in the brain and how these changes can be detected. This is essential for improving diagnosis and developing new ways to detect the diseases that cause dementia earlier than we currently can. To find out about the research we fund you can visit alzheimersresearchuk.org/research/researchprojects

We've recently announced that we'll be launching our Blood Biomarker Challenge in 2024. This aims to get a blood test for dementia NHS-ready in the next 5 years. This work is vital for cutting down the time it takes to get a dementia diagnosis and allowing more people to access detailed tests to provide an earlier and more accurate diagnosis.

Early detection and prevention are part of the journey towards finding a cure. Without detection, we can’t intervene and prevent, or slow down the diseases that cause dementia.

Without detection a cure is ineffective. Without detection there is no cure.

We are Alzheimer’s Research UK.

We exist for a cure.

 

If you have questions about dementia, or getting a diagnosis you can contact the Dementia Research Infoline on 0300 111 5111 or email infoline@alzheimersresearchuk.org

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This information was updated in October 2023 and is due to be reviewed in August 2025. It was written by Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Information Services team with input from lay and expert reviewers. Please get in touch if you’d like a version with references or in a different format.

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Want to know more about current research? Keen to get involved in research projects?

Contact the Dementia Research Infoline,

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0300 111 5 111

infoline@alzheimersresearchuk.org