Alzheimer’s Research UK has funded £437,000 of research into posterior cortical atrophy (PCA) and were one of the first charities to invest consistently in this important area of research.

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People diagnosed with posterior cortical atrophy (PCA), and other types of dementia can take part in research studies. People living with dementia have a vital role to play in helping scientists understand more about conditions like PCA, and to test new treatments, therapies and methods of diagnosis. Find more information about taking part in research here.

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

Alzheimer’s Research UK are the UK’s leading dementia research charity. We are working to revolutionise the way we treat, diagnose and prevent dementia. And then, we will find a way to cure it.

We have pioneered research into PCA as one of the first charities to invest consistently in this important area of research. For example, by bringing together international experts to form a working group to accelerate research into PCA, this research helped to improve our knowledge of how the disease spreads through the brain and what makes people vulnerable to different types of Alzheimer’s, like PCA.

With your support, we promise we will not stop until dementia can no longer destroy lives.

We are Alzheimer’s Research UK.

We exist for a cure.

What is posterior cortical atrophy?

Find out more about the symptoms and causes of posterior cortical atrophy, and the treatments currently available.

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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,

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0300 111 5 111