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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Understanding more about the brain’s waste disposal system in Alzheimer’s disease

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Is the cellular battery behind the link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease?

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Understanding the relationship between our immune response and Alzheimer’s disease

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Developing a ‘living’ web-based platform of Alzheimer’s research

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Can boosting sleep help to tackle tau?

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Investigating individual brain cell responses to disease

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Investigating lithium in Alzheimer’s disease using brain imaging

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How do different proteins interact to impact symptoms in dementia with Lewy bodies?

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Using stem cells to understand and treat toxic proteins in frontotemporal dementia.

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Understanding the relationship between iron and dementia

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Using stem cells to study the recycling system in the brain.

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Could a Parkinson’s disease drug improve sleep and memory in Alzheimer’s?

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Investigating how proteins passed between people may lead to a dementia-related disease

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Identifying an inflammatory signature in blood to predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease

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Unpicking the complexities of frontotemporal dementia

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How do risk genes lead to Alzheimer’s disease and how can they be used to create new drugs?

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How is amyloid cleared from blood vessels in the brain?

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How do risk factors interact to impact Alzheimer’s disease progression?

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How does the TDP-43 protein go wrong in frontotemporal dementia?

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What role does the clusterin protein play in increasing Alzheimer’s risk?

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