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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How does occludin contribute to Alzheimer’s disease?

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Understanding the role of SORLA in Alzheimer’s disease

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Why do blood vessels function differently after a stroke?

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Mapping DNA switches in frontotemporal dementia

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Understanding cell death and its implications for frontotemporal dementia

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Investigating the brain immune cells through scans

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Imaging the connections between brain cells

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Understanding the link between hearing loss and dementia

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Understanding more about the role of proteins in frontotemporal dementia

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Targeting tiny amyloid clumps in Alzheimer’s disease

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Are Lewy bodies really the enemy in dementia with Lewy bodies?

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What role does the tau protein play in dementia?

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Identifying molecular changes in FTD

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How do T cells contribute to the progression of FTD?

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How does one small brain structure affect Alzheimer’s progression?

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How does tau spread through the brain?

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How does genetics affect Alzheimer’s progression?

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How do genetic ‘switches’ effect Alzheimer’s?

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Is HDAC4 protein a potential drug target in Parkinson’s disease?

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Can drugs that boost noradrenaline improve memory?

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