Alzheimer’s Society is the leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. Alzheimer’s Society provides information, education, support and care to help people live their lives to the full. Researchers are making great progress in the fight against dementia. Alzheimer’s Society funds research to improve the lives of people today and to find a cure for tomorrow. Our research portfolio covers laboratory studies into the causes of dementia, developing treatments and strategies to prevent dementia and improving support for people with dementia and their carers. Alzheimer’s Society works with people affected by dementia to ensure that our research informs practice and transforms lives. In 2012/2013 Alzheimer’s Society invested more then £5 million in new dementia research.

Public involvement in research

Alzheimer’s Society runs an award-winning Research Network of volunteers who have a personal experience of dementia. Volunteers input into all aspects of our Research Programme. The network of approximately 250 carers, former carers and people with dementia ensure that the research that Alzheimer’s Society funds targets the needs of people with dementia. Research Network volunteers are involved in: setting our research priorities; prioritising and commenting on grant applications; sitting on grant selection panels; monitoring on-going projects funded by Alzheimer’s Society; telling others about the results of research; campaigning for research; and assisting with formulating research proposals. Increasingly there are opportunities to influence and work with research projects that are funded by other organisations.

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Devon House, 58 St Katharine's Way, London, E1W 1LB

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