Alzheimer’s Research UK has funded more than £17.9 million of pioneering research to help advance our understanding of vascular dementia.
People diagnosed with vascular dementia, and other types of dementia can take part in research studies. People living with dementia have a vital role to play in helping scientists undertsand more about dementia, 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.
Research is looking at how blood vessels can become damaged in the brain and how this damage causes the symptoms seen in vascular dementia. Our scientists are also working to develop new and innovative ways of preventing and treating vascular dementia.
We believe that research will make breakthroughs possible. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we will continue to fund pioneering studies into vascular dementia.
What is vascular dementia?
This booklet aims to help you understand more about vascular dementia. It gives an overview of the causes, symptoms and treatments.
Why do blood vessels function differently after a stroke?
Researchers at the University of Oxford are investigating how messages from brain cells change our blood vessels behaviour and increase the risk of dementia following stroke.
Using data from brain donations to investigate the impact of multiple underlying causes of dementia
Use information from the Brains for Dementia Research Programme to find out which disease combinations lead to a more rapid decline of memory and thinking skills.
Using brain scans to investigate changes in the brain over time
Prof Nick Fox and Prof Jon Schott are studying brain scans to investigate changes in the brain over time in a longitudinal amyloid-PET/MRI study of the 1946 birth cohort.
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.
Protecting blood vessels in dementia
This pioneering project sees Dr Scott Miners, from the University of Bristol, investigate specific changes to blood flow in the brain during Alzheimer’s.
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