There is growing evidence indicating that certain medical conditions - such as high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity - may increase the risk of dementia, whereas a healthy lifestyle may reduce the risk.
We support research into the lifestyle factors that may affect the risk of developing dementia.
Alzheimer's Society funds four types of research grant: Project grants; Research fellowships; PhD studentships; Dissemination grants. Below is a list of our current research projects sorted by grant type.
- Finding out whether surgery to prevent stroke could also reduce the risk of vascular dementia (University of Oxford)
- Understanding the role of high blood pressure and risk of dementia (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
- Understanding how to use information from brain scans to improve trials into dementia prevention (University College London)
- A clinical trial to test potential treatments for a major cause of vascular dementia (University of Edinburgh)
- Does zinc deficiency lead to faster decline in Alzheimer's disease? (University of Manchester)
- Investigating the links between anticholinergic drugs and benzodiazepines and risk of dementia (University of East Anglia)
- Understanding the factors in mid-life that increase the risk of developing dementia (Imperial College London)
- Chronic stress as a risk factor for the development of Alzheimer's disease (University of Southampton)
- Understanding whether negative thinking influences dementia risk (University College London)
- Investigating the relationship between mid-life obesity and changes in the brain leading to Alzheimer's disease later in life (Cardiff University)
- Strategies to prevent surgery-induced cognitive decline (Imperial College London)
- Finding ways to identify the earliest signs of frontotemporal dementia (University College London)
- How do genetics influence the brain’s response to omega-3? (University of East Anglia)
- How has our changing lifestyle affected brain health over time? (University of Newcastle)