As the UK’s leading dementia research charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK has funded over £24 million of studies investigating the diagnosis of diseases that cause dementia.

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Through the research we fund our scientists are building a detailed picture 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.

People with and without dementia play an important role in dementia research. More people are needed to take part in vital studies to help scientists test new methods of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. If you’re interested in taking part in research you can register to see which studies you can take part in via Join Dementia Research.

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

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Problems with your memory?

Find out more about symptoms of dementia and how to get a diagnosis through your GP.

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Alzheimer’s Research UK has a wide range of information about dementia. Order booklets or download them from our online form.


This information was updated in August 2021 and is due to be reviewed in August 2023, 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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Dementia Research Infoline

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

Contact the Dementia Research Infoline,

9am-5pm, Monday to Friday

0300 111 5 111