Dementia Research Institute

A world where research conquers dementia.

Our strength in understanding dementias comes from our collaborative culture which combines academic expertise, new techniques and fantastic facilities.

The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) is a joint £290 million investment into dementia research led by the Medical Research Council (MRC) alongside founding charity partners the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK.

A new case of dementia is diagnosed somewhere in the world every 4 seconds, and by 2030 it is estimated that there will be approximately 75 million people with dementia.

Latest news

DRI launch event

£20m dementia research centre

25 October 2018

World-class scientists to seek therapies and cures for dementia in new £20m Cardiff research centre

Inside Haydn Ellis Building

Appointments – Dementia Research Opportunities

6 July 2017

We are looking to recruit exceptional scientists from around the world - Join the team on this journey of discovery to beat dementia

Colourful MRI scan of a brain

Tinted Lens

15 May 2017

Marking Dementia Awareness Week with dementia friendly film screenings and activities