Medical research charities fund research focused on the needs of patients, in 2015 they collectively invested £1.4 billion in research across all disease areas.  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: 22/05/2018

Source: Alzheimer’s Research UK Annual Review, Alzheimer’s Society Annual Review, ‘How was research funding from NCRI Partners spent in 2015?’, NCRI

Source: Alzheimer’s Research UK Annual Review 2018

Source: Alzheimer’s Research UK Annual Review, Alzheimer’s Society Annual Accounts and Parliamentary Written question no. 144915 (2018)

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