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


By increasing our understanding of that changes in the brain that cause dementia, research will get us to a cure.

To advance this mission, Alzheimer’s Research UK became a founding funder of the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI). Made up of seven centres across the UK, dementia researchers work together like never before towards a shared vision of changing the outlook for people living with dementia.

To make this long-term investment possible, Alzheimer’s Research UK joined forces with the Medical Research Council and Alzheimer’s Society. First announced in 2015, the UK DRI is now home to over 700 researchers from a range of disciplines.

This landmark investment in dementia research supports the people and ideas inspiring our search to find life-changing treatments for dementia.

Current projects and initiatives