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.
I’m proud that despite everything my mum has been through, she has made a huge contribution to dementia research by volunteering for research studies. Through brain scans, psychometric tests and interviews, she's enabled researchers to understand more about dementia, in the hope of helping to protect future generations. Now more than ever we need to continue our research efforts to get closer to a cure for dementia so that people don't have to experience what my mum has.
- Will, whose mum is living with PPA
Alzheimer's Research UK’s 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.
To do this, we’ve invested over £176 million in the best research powering the most forward-thinking scientists and joining forces with world-class organisations. This includes over £15 million of research into different types of frontotemporal dementia, including those linked to PPA.
You can find out more about the studies we're funding below.
With your support, we promise we will not stop until dementia can no longer destroy lives.
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Watch our video following Professor James Rowe and his work researching frontotemporal dementia.
Treating hearing loss in people at a high risk of dementia
Researchers at the University College London are developing a pilot trial to ensure people with hearing loss and mild cognitive dementia start and continue to use hearing aids. They will follow-up to evaluate its effectiveness in reducing the risk of dementia.
Looking into head injury and dementia
Research at Imperial College London is exploring the link between head injury and dementia
Can we reduce the risk of dementia in the over 75’s?
Researchers at the University of Cambridge are exploring an whether an internet based intervention could encourage healthy lifestyle changes in people aged over 75, who are at a higher risk of developing dementia.
Can we predict the development of Alzheimer’s?
Researchers at King’s College hospital are investigating a new way to look at the brain that could potentially predict the development of neurodegenerative diseases.
Can we get higher risk adults to eat well and exercise?
Researchers at the University of East Anglia are exploring the effects of exercise and Mediterranean style diet on dementia risk. This project is now complete and we are awaiting the results.
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