Alzheimer’s Research UK has funded over £15.1 million of research to revolutionise our understanding of different types of frontotemporal dementia, including those linked to PPA, and so paving the way towards a cure.

People diagnosed with PPA, 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 dementia, 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.

Our research is gaining new insights into the proteins that build up in the brain and how these damage nerve cells as well as taking these discoveries into drug discovery programmes to develop new treatments.

We have now funded over £64 million of pioneering research to help advance the understanding of all types of dementia, discovering new ways to diagnose, prevent and treat the diseases that cause dementia. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, and investing in research to make breakthroughs possible.

Watch our video following Professor James Rowe and his work researching frontotemporal dementia.

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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