What research is Alzheimer's Society funding? We are investing £10 million a year into dementia research. We fund a variety of dementia research projects and initiatives across the UK to help improve care, understand causes and work towards a cure. Research projects Research Current research projects Our research aims to understand the underlying causes of the condition, improve diagnosis and care, identifying ways to prevent dementia and searching for a cure. Research Completed research projects Learn about the completed research projects that we have funded in recent years. Research Drug Discovery An exciting new approach to developing treatments for dementia by 'repurposing' existing drugs. Research initiatives Research Centres of Excellence: Revolutionising dementia care research The Centres of Excellence are a groundbreaking initiative developed by Alzheimer’s Society to address areas in dementia care that are in urgent need of more research. UK Dementia Research Institute As a founding charity partner for the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI), Alzheimer’s Society has pledged £50 million towards the single biggest investment in dementia research the UK has ever seen. Research Brains for Dementia Research Brains for Dementia Research (BDR) is a unique initiative that aims to provide researchers with high-quality brain tissue to support their vital work.