Research is underway to understand the risk factors for MCI as well as identifying those with MCI who are most likely to go on to develop dementia.

People diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment are needed to take part in research studies. People living with MCI and dementia have a vital role to play in helping scientists undertsand more about diseases like Alzheimer's, 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.


Through research we’ll bring about breakthroughs that will change lives. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we will fund many more pioneering studies into MCI and dementia.

What is mild cognitive impairment?

This introductory leaflet aims to help you understand mild cognitive impairment. It’s for anyone who might be worried about their own or someone else’s memory.


Research projects

This information was updated in November 2019 and is due to be reviewed in November 2021. Please contact us if you would like a version with references.

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Dementia Research Infoline

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