Alzheimer’s Research UK has funded more than £17.4 million of pioneering research to help advance our understanding of dementia with Lewy bodies.

People diagnosed with DLB, and other types of dementia can take part in research studies. People living with dementia have a vital role to play in helping scientists undertsand more about dementia, and to test new treatments, therapies and methods of diagnosis. You can register to find our which research studies you may be suitable to take part in via Join Dementia Research.


The research we are funding is looking at the alpha-synuclein protein and other proteins involved in the disease. This is building a clearer picture of why and how these proteins build up and affect the brain.

Our scientists are also working to develop new and innovative ways to detect DLB, and to identify targets for the development of new treatments.

Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, bringing together the people and organisations who can speed up progress, and investing in research to make breakthroughs possible.

Dementia with Lewy bodies

Information in this booklet is for anyone who wants to know more about dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). This includes people living with DLB, their carers, families and friends.


Research projects

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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