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 have built a reputation as a flexible and responsive funder, committed to supporting the best and most innovative ideas from across the field.

Our focus is to accelerate the ‘bench-to-bedside’ journey: our funding seeks to translate scientific findings into patient benefit as rapidly as possible.

We fund the very best biomedical research, from basic to clinical, to build our understanding of the causes of dementia and to improve diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Social or carer-focussed research falls outside of our remit.

Our mission is to bring about the first life-changing dementia treatment by 2025, but our long term vision is a world free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia. Alzheimer’s Research UK strives to support research that will improve the lives of people living with dementia now and in years to come, by focusing on the goals of Understand, Diagnose, Reduce Risk and Treat, and by ensuring that there is a pipeline of potential treatments and interventions for everyone affected by dementia in the future.

About our research

We are the UK’s largest dementia research charity, dedicated to funding research to understand, diagnose, reduce risk and treat the diseases that cause dementia.

For researchers

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the world’s largest dedicated funder of dementia research.

Lab Notes

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.

Getting involved in research

Volunteers, both with and without dementia, are needed to take part in dementia research studies or clinical trials. Volunteers play an essential role in helping scientists and doctors to understand what causes dementia and find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Our research funding dashboard

The dashboard provides information on all the research projects we have funded, and are funding right now, including our big initiatives.