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What the Alzheimer's Research Trust can do for you

The Alzheimer’s Research Trust was launched in 1993 with the aim of raising money to support research into the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. 

The Alzheimer’s Research Trust raises funds to support research into Alzheimer’s Disease.

Since 1993, the Alzheimer’s Research Trust has raised more than £3 million from corporate donations and individual legacies. This has funded:  

  • Research groups (based in Cambridge and at the Institute of Psychiatry in London) have each received funds for five years. While the Cambridge group are investigating the changes that happen in Alzheimer’s disease, the group at the Institute of Psychiatry are working towards devising a simple diagnostic test for Alzheimer’s disease. A collaboration between psychiatrists in Newcastle and Oxford has also been funded for 5 years to study the long-term effects of a drug commonly used to treat behavioural symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Networking the research centres in the United Kingdom so they can pool resources and share data. Eleven centres have now joined the Alzheimer’s Research Trust Network: they are in: Aberdeen, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Dundee, London (at the Institute of Psychiatry and the Institute of Neurology), Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Oxford. 
  • Funding scholarships for young scientists who are at the beginning of their career in AD research

The Alzheimer’s Research Trust has developed a new website, which can be located at  The website contains a regularly updated research news section.  

The Trust also produces a series of factsheets called Alzheimer’s facts, which review developments and understanding in Alzheimer’s research and treatments.

Spokespeople from the centres that are linked in the Alzheimer’s Research Trust Network are available for media comment or interview.

We are indebted to the Alzheimer's Research Trust for providing the content for this section