The UK DRI will transform treatment and care for people with dementia. It will also lead the way in early diagnosis and uncovering how to prevent dementias.
Research at the institute is relevant to all dementias, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, vascular dementia, Huntington’s disease and beyond.
The Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020 set a target for research to identify treatments for dementia by 2025. The UK DRI is leading the UK’s dementia research efforts and tackling the huge challenge of dementia – which is now the leading cause of death in England and Wales. Around 850,000 people in the UK have dementia and the number of people affected will continue to grow as the population ages. There is currently no cure for any of the neurodegenerative conditions that give rise to dementia.
Dementias represent one of the toughest medical and economic challenges facing our society today. The UK DRI is here to change this.