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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.

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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.

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DRI academic features in ‘Being Black in Physiology’ video campaign

4 October 2021

A physiologist from the Dementia Researcher Institute (DRI) has been featured in The Physiological Society’s latest campaign raising awareness of how few Black academics hold senior positions in higher education institutions in the UK.

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New Deputy Director appointed for the UK DRI in Cardiff

30 September 2021

Professor Phil Taylor has taken up the role at the centre where researchers are exploring the function of genes involved in Alzheimer’s, ​Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s disease.