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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Identifying targets to tackle brain inflammation

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A window into hallucinations in dementia with Lewy bodies

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Can our genetics predict our risk of Alzheimer’s disease?

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Looking into head injury and dementia

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Researching the link between Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes

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Treating hearing loss in people at a high risk of dementia

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Can we get higher risk adults to eat well and exercise?

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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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