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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  • Treat

Building a tool to predict dementia risk

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Can we reduce the risk of dementia in the over 75’s?

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The role of inflammation in dementia – learning lessons from hip fracture patients

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Using stem cells to target tau

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Unpicking the complexities of frontotemporal dementia

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Alzheimer’s and Down’s syndrome: uncovering a critical window for testing new treatments

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Which specific features of MRI brain images can uniquely identify people who have early-stage Parkinson’s disease?

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Can biomarker profiles that signal for the presence of Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease be identified in the blood?

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Does iron accumulation in the brain contribute to the onset or progression of Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease?

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Can a novel method to identify and measure different types of abnormal protein clumps in cerebrospinal fluid improve the detection and diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases?

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How do large networks of proteins change in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease?

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Can a novel computer simulation of human brain activity improve the diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases?

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Can a novel method for analysing brain images be used to improve the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease?

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Can a new model for analysing brain changes across time improve the detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease?

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Research into early-onset dementia

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Harnessing antioxidants to protect against early changes in Alzheimer’s disease

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Decoding the genetics of Alzheimer’s disease

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Road testing detailed new brain scan techniques in people with memory problems

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