We believe in the power of research to change the future.

We fund a broad range of research projects to understand dementia and drive us towards better diagnosis, preventions and treatments. With your help we are making great progress.

We are the UK’s leading dementia research charity and have invested in over 1000 projects across all forms of dementia since 1998. Your support has allowed us to fund thousands of dementia researchers based in more than 100 institutions in the UK and around the world.

From people to pipettes and from Aberdeen to Exeter, our funding is making a huge difference. You can read more about some of the research we currently fund below.

Our research projects

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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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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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