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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

Landmark study reveals 42 new genes associated with increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease

4 April 2022

Largest study of its kind could reveal new avenues for therapeutic intervention

Neurons under a microscope

Successful public lecture on latest Parkinson’s Disease research

10 March 2022

A senior researcher from the Dementia Research Institute (DRI) has presented a public lecture as part of Cardiff University’s Science in Health Live series, focused on Parkinson’s Disease (PD).

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Director of Cardiff Dementia Research Institute participates as key speaker in special UK DRI webinar

6 October 2021

Professor Julie Williams joined UK DRI, Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK to discuss research in building an early warning system for dementia.