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Since its creation in 2014, DPUK has significantly enhanced the dementia research landscape in the UK by:

  • convening expertise from academia, industry and charities in a pre-competitive environment
  • funding innovative experimental medicine programmes and state-of-the-art research infrastructure
  • strengthening mechanisms for matching public volunteers to research studies
  • providing rapid access to population cohort data optimised for dementia research

Achievements at a glance

Infographic listing some of DPUK's achievements to date

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Research project reports

Click here to view research project reports from the first phase of DPUK. 

A new phase

With renewed multi-million-pound funding from the MRC and partners, we are focusing on three key, human-centred areas in our quest to untangle the complexities of dementia and accelerate progress in research. Those areas are:

Together, these workstreams will help researchers identify the early signs of disease and support the translation of scientific discoveries into the new treatments and preventive strategies that the world so badly needs.