Your support is funding pioneering dementia research that will bring us closer to a cure. With your help, we will keep going until every person is free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.
Join us today and fundraise for a cure.
THE FIRST TREATMENTS THAT CAN SLOW ALZHEIMER’S DISESASE ARE NOW ON THE HORIZON. THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING.
What your fundraising has achieved so far
We have invested over £176 million into over 1,100 research projects since 1998 helping us to get closer to a cure. This is only possible because of the generosity of people like you, and the research you fund.
Creating revolutionary ways to study diseases that cause dementia in the lab. These are used by scientists across the globe, revealing new clues into how to treat, diagnose and prevent dementia in the future.
Building our understanding of brain health, helping us prevent more cases of dementia before they even start.
Uncovering over 75 risk genes, providing vital clues for drug discovery. Our scientists’ discovery of the TREM2 risk gene has led to experimental Alzheimer’s drugs in clinical trials today.
Developing experimental dementia drugs, with our Drug Discovery Alliance working on over 20 potential new treatments for dementia right now.
Helping build the evidence so researchers can develop blood tests for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease. This will help people get a faster and more accurate diagnosis opening the door for a cure.
For every £1 donated in 2022...
73p powered our life-changing research and helped people to understand and take action on dementia.
27p helped to raise the next £1 and fund essential running costs.
WE’RE FUNDING MORE THAN 200 RESEARCH PROJECTS, INCLUDING A PROJECT THAT USES NEW DNA TECHNOLOGY TO INVESTIGATE ALZHEIMER’S GENES.
Professor Henry Houlden and his team are studying the build-up of a protein in the brain, called tau. Tau build-up cause nerve cells to die, damaging the brain and causing diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) to develop.
The team want to know if certain genetic changes in a gene called MAPT can affect the way tau builds up and will use cutting-edge DNA technology to study this.
Their findings could lead to ways to prevent tau tangles from developing, opening up new treatment avenues for Alzheimer’s disease and FTD.
Want to find out more?
Your support means so much to everyone living with dementia in the UK, and the 34 million people who know someone affected by it. You can read some of these personal stories on our blog.
With your support we can find a cure for every single person affected by dementia. Research can make the heartbreak of dementia a thing of the past. Read more about the exciting projects we’re funding on our research project page.
"Your support means so much to everyone living with dementia in the UK, and the 34 million people who know someone affected by it."
- Hilary Evans, Chief Executive, Alzheimer's Research UK