Medical research charities collectively invested £1.4 billion in research across all disease areas in 2015.  Alzheimer’s Research UK is the only national dedicated dementia research charity in the UK.

There are a number of charities in the UK that fund dementia research, for example these include the Alzheimer’s Society, Alzheimer’s Scotland, Parkinson’s UK, the British Heart Foundation and Bristol Research into Alzheimer’s & Care of Elderly (BRACE).

Page last reviewed: 26/01/2022

Source: Alzheimer’s Research UK Annual Review 2018

Sources : Luengo-Fernandez, R. & Landeiro, F. (in preparation). The Economic Burden of Dementia in the UK

Dementia research: Written question UIN 23196 asked by Jonathan Ashworth of Leicester South, answered by Edward Argar – August 12th 2021

Source: UK Dementia Research Institute; Medical Research Council (MRC) website

Source: Dementia Discovery Fund (2018)

Source: What is the relationship between public and private investment in science, research and innovation? (2015) by Economic Insight commissioned by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills

Source: Lincker et al. (2014) Regulatory watch: Where do new medicines originate from in the EU? By Nature Reviews Drug Discovery.13, 92–93 [summary on European Medicines Agency website]

Source: 2019 Infographic (12th June 2019) Association of Medical Research Charities