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Taking part in PCA research

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

Hat H

The more research we can do the sooner we can find a cure for it. I just hope more people look into it and see how further research can help other families.

- Hat, whose mum was diagnosed with PCA

Alzheimer's Research UK's research into posterior cortical atrophy

Alzheimer’s Research UK is 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're one of the first charities to consistently invest in PCA research. For example, we brought together global experts to speed up research. This has improved our understanding of how the disease spreads in the brain and why certain people are more at risk of rare types of dementia, 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.

Tim L

I know that by supporting research we’ll be making things better in a way that will really, really count. Faster, clearer answers about dementia would have made our lives so much better. And will help others with PCA in the future.

- Tim Leek, whose dad Graham lives with PCA

Research projects

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,

9am-5pm, Monday to Friday

0300 111 5 111

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