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 972 projects across all forms of dementia since 1998. Your support has allowed us to fund thousands of dementia researchers based in 75 organisations across the UK and 31 international institutions.

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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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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Targeting a key protein in Dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson’s disease

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Protecting blood vessels in dementia

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Examining the mechanisms underpinning visual hallucinations in dementia with Lewy bodies

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Understanding the genetic underpinnings of frontotemporal dementia

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Using data from brain donations to investigate the impact of multiple underlying causes of dementia

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Can a cannabis-derived medicine help with symptoms of agitation in dementia?

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Detecting amyloid in action

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Understanding the link between hormone processes and Alzheimer’s

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Shedding light on memory loss in Alzheimer’s

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Understanding nerve cell damage in frontotemporal dementia

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Using brain scans to investigate changes in the brain over time

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Just below the surface of the brain

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Assessing the biological consequences of a potential Alzheimer’s treatment

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Identifying targets to tackle brain inflammation

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