With your support, from our first research project in 1998, we have now committed over £171 million of funding for ground-breaking dementia research.

We have focussed our efforts into four key areas.


We fund world class researchers to unpick the complexities of the diseases that cause dementia.


We work at the forefront of technology and spearhead new initiatives to ensure an earlier and more accurate diagnosis for everyone living with dementia.

Reduce risk

We are driving projects that will accelerate the science of dementia risk and empower people to make informed decisions about steps they can take to keep their brains healthy.


We are collaborating with scientists, clinicians and pharmaceutical companies to translate breakthroughs in the lab into life-changing treatments for people living with dementia.

Find out about individual projects, how we make this possible and the progress we’ve made to date.

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Our projects and initiatives

Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we fund and deliver pioneering research, to understand dementia and drive us towards better diagnosis, preventions and treatments.


How we do it

Alzheimer’s Research UK is dedicated to making life-changing breakthroughs by forging partnerships and investing in research in the UK and across the globe.

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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.