Through continued investment in dementia research we can change lives, but scientists need your help.

People with and without dementia, as well as carers, have a vital role to play in helping scientists understand more about diseases like Alzheimer's, 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.

Alison Littleford

We are proud to be doing our bit to support dementia research. Frank is on a drug trial and I’ve taken part in studies as a healthy volunteer through Join Dementia Research.

- Alison, whose husband, Frank, is living with Alzheimer's

Between 1998 and 2023, Alzheimer’s Research UK funded £64.7 million of pioneering research to help advance our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease.

One big research initiative this has helped fund is the Drug Discovery Alliance between the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and University College London. This alliance is trying to bridge the gap between understanding the complex biology of Alzheimer’s disease and developing new drugs to treat Alzheimer’s.

We have also funded over 621 other research projects into Alzheimer’s disease. You can read more about recent projects we’ve funded on Alzheimer’s disease on the research section of our website

With your support, we will fund many more studies into Alzheimer’s disease. We promise we will not stop until dementia can no longer destroy lives.

We are Alzheimer’s Research UK.

We exist for a cure.

Frank Littleford

A cure would help others not to have the fears that I've had and live longer, happier and fulfilled lives. I think that the work that is being done to investigate any new treatments is amazing and I'd support it 100%.

- Frank, who lives with Alzheimer's disease

You can find out more about the studies we're funding into Alzheimer's disease below.

Research projects

What is Alzheimer's disease?

Find out more about the symptoms and causes of Alzheimer's disease, and the treatments currently available.


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