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Dementia Research Institute

How we are promoting excellence to help create 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.

A joint £290 million investment into dementia research led by the Medical Research Council with the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK.

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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

UKRI future leaders fellowship

Future Leaders Fellows

6 November 2020

Cardiff University academics awarded prestigious fellowship from UKRI

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Cardiff dementia researchers supported by South Wales Freemasons

21 September 2020

The grant is funding an Alzheimer’s Research UK PhD student, Aurora Veteleanu, at the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) at Cardiff University.

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Genetic study points to cells responsible for Parkinson’s disease

21 August 2020

Results could be key to developing new treatments, researchers say