Alzheimer’s Research UK has funded over £13.9 million of pioneering research into early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

People diagnosed with Alzheimer's, 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 diseases like Alzheimer's, 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.


Several studies funded by Alzheimer's Research UK are looking at the genetics of young-onset Alzheimer’s, another of our funded projects is working with people with young-onset Alzheimer’s to follow their health over several years. Such research is helping to increase understanding of the disease, improve diagnosis and develop potential new treatments.

Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, and investing in research to make breakthroughs possible.

Early-onset Alzheimer's

This leaflet aims to give an introduction to early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. It’s for anyone who might be worried about themselves or somebody else.


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Alzheimer’s Research UK has a wide range of information about dementia. Order booklets or download them from our online form.

This information was updated in March 2020 and is due for review in March 2022. It does not replace any advice that doctors, pharmacists or nurses may give you. Please contact us if you would like a version with references.

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Dementia Research Infoline

Want to know more about dementia research? Keen to volunteer in dementia research studies?

Contact the Dementia Research Infoline,

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0300 111 5 111