What we do

Alzheimer’s Research UK firmly believes in the power of research to create a world free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.  

We fund pioneering research that will make a real difference to people’s lives – now and in the future. Read more about our strategic approach to research, our exciting big initiatives and search through some of our pioneering research networks and partnerships.

Our approach

Our approach

Our mission is to bring about the first life-changing dementia treatment by 2025. With your support, we’re focusing our energies in four key areas of action to make this mission a reality.

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How we fund research

How we fund research

Alzheimer’s Research UK is dedicated to making life-changing breakthroughs in diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Through investing in research, we will help make these breakthroughs possible.

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Scientists talking

Our progress

Since we funded our first research project in 1998, our researchers have been making huge advances in understanding the diseases that cause dementia.

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ientist looking at brain scans

Big initiatives

Funding research projects allows us to be agile and responsive to new developments in dementia research, but it is also important for us to see the bigger picture.

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See and do science

See and do science

From festivals to talks and panel discussions, we are regularly part of public events where you can come face-to-face with dementia research and ask your burning questions.

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Play Sea Hero Quest

Play Sea Hero Quest and #gameforgood

Alzheimer’s Research UK has teamed up with Deutsche Telekom and scientists from University College London and the University of East Anglia to develop Sea Hero Quest, a smartphone game that re-writes the rules on how we go about dementia research.

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Map of UK outlining our Research Network

Our Research Network

The Alzheimer’s Research UK Research Network is a unique initiative which unites more than 1000 dementia researchers from across the UK to support and streamline dementia research.

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Research partnerships

Research partnerships

We know that we can’t overcome dementia alone and we are forging partnerships at home and across the globe to bring about life-changing treatments for people with dementia as soon as possible.

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Explore The Lab

Ever wondered what happens inside a real dementia research laboratory?

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