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

We’re funding a unique Research Network of over 1,000 dementia researchers across 15 Centres in the UK – bringing together the best minds to make breakthroughs possible.

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.

From people to pipettes and from Aberdeen to Exeter, our funding is making a huge difference. Whether there is a particular cause close to your heart, or you want to find out more about the groundbreaking research taking place on your doorstep, our interactive map shows some of our current research projects.

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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