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Alzheimer's Research UK

Our vision is a world where people are free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.

What we do

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity, dedicated to causes, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, uniting the big thinkers in the field and funding the innovative science that will deliver a cure.

Information we provide includes:

  • An introduction to dementia
  • The different types of dementia
  • Getting diagnosed
  • Symptoms
  • Treatments
  • Dementia explained for children and young people
  • Facts and statistics

An introduction to dementia

Short on time or just need an introduction to dementia? Our ‘Quick guide to Dementia’ provides the basic facts about dementia in simple terms.

Read our quick quide to dementia on our website (external link).

Types of dementia

Dementia is not a disease in itself. Dementia is a word used to describe a group of symptoms that occur when brain cells stop working properly.

Read more about the types of dementia on our website (external link).

Helpful information

You might have general questions about the diagnosis or symptoms of dementia. Perhaps you’re interested in the treatments currently available, or the risk factors for developing the condition.

Find out more on these topics on our website (external link).

For children and young people

Our website ‘Dementia Explained’ helps children and teenagers understand dementia, how it affects someone and how this could impact their lives.

Read more about for children and young people on our website (external link).

Facts and statistics

You can find out about the facts and statistics around dementia in the UK, including prevalence, the impact on the economy and investment.

Visit our website for more information (external link).

Who to contact

0300 111 5555
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