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.

As the UK’s leading dementia research charity and we’ve invested in over 1000 projects since 1998. Your support has allowed us to fund thousands of dementia researchers based across the UK and the world.

We fund research into Alzheimer’s disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, vascular dementia and frontotemporal dementia, as well as some of the rarer causes. This work fits into four themes that will drive us towards life-changing breakthroughs – understand, diagnose, reduce risk and treat.

Use the buttons below to see what research is happening under each theme.

Our research projects

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What happens when the barrier between blood vessels and brain cells breakdowns in Alzheimer’s disease?

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Understanding the link between wellbeing and brain function in dementia

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Are risk factors for heart disease linked to brain health?

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The role of sleep in people with Down’s syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease

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Unravelling how inflammation may worsen the diseases that cause dementia

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Studying astrocytes to understand links between cholesterol and Alzheimer’s disease

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Exploring biological pathways that could protect the brain in Alzheimer’s disease

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Developing a technique to unpick the complexities of Alzheimer’s disease

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Toxic repeats in frontotemporal dementia

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Using Killifish to study Alzheimer’s disease in the lab

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Investigating the role of an ‘Antenna protein’ as a potential risk factor in Alzheimer’s Disease

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How faulty waste disposal proteins could lead to tau tangles in Alzheimer’s and FTD

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Detecting proteins in the blood to diagnose and manage dementia

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Understanding the link between sport and dementia risk

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How does dementia with Lewy bodies affect sleeping patterns?

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How do protein clumps cause cell damage in neurodegenerative diseases?

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Chemical communication between nerve cells in dementia

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How does the biggest risk gene for Alzheimer’s disease affect brain cells?

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Investigating how the tau protein affects memory and brain cell function

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Identifying genetic changes in brains with toxic protein clumps

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