Dementia Research Centre


Dementia Research Centre

The UCL Dementia Research Centre is a hub for patient-centred research into dementias. As well as clinical studies and trials in Alzheimer’s disease and other common causes of dementia, we have particular expertise in young-onset, inherited and unusual dementias. Our work focuses on identifying and understanding the disease processes that cause dementia, the factors that influence these disease processes, ways to improve diagnosis and treatments, and how best to support people with dementia and their families. Our research is closely integrated with the NHS Cognitive Disorders Service we run at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.


Highlights this month...

Dr Cath Mummery talking about Aducanumab
Head of clinical trials at the UCL Dementia Research Centre, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, Dr Cath Mummery, has been announced as the Director of a new network of dementia trial sites across the country. The UK government authorised £49.9 million of new funding to build the network, in the hope of allowing more people with dementia in the UK the opportunity to take part in research and help accelerate the development of new treatments. The network will be coordinated by UCLH and will bring together partners from across the country to built capacity and expertise in early phase dementia trial sites. This will offer people with dementia the chance to take part in early phase clinical trials irrespective of where they live and widen access to a larger, more diverse population.

Learn more here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2024/jan/dementia-research-get-ps499million-funding-boost.


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