Who we are

Our purpose

Dementia Research UK is a grant-making charity established in 2012. Our objective is to support research into the nature, causes, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and care of all forms of dementia, as well as research into the support and services that people with dementia need.

When setting up our charity, we took the deliberate decision that our funding would cover every type of dementia, rather than any individual disease.  

That means the income we raise can be allocated across a wide range of research projects in the dementia community, which in turn means we are able to make a positive impact on as many people as possible who are suffering from dementia, and on their families and carers. 

Our organisation

Dementia Research UK is managed by a team of Trustees.  We keep our costs to a minimum and carry out the majority of our tasks inhouse.

Our lean team and simple infrastructure have enabled us to continue fundraising throughout the Coronavirus pandemic without having to cut costs, reduce our fundraising activity in line with lockdown restrictions, or scale back on our grant-giving programme.  

Our donors and supporters can be reassured that we are well placed to continue to meet our objectives and support our beneficiaries in challenging times.

Contact information

  207 Regent Street, London, W1B 3HH
  0845 475 8202

Dementia Research UK is a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales No. 8236220 Charity No. 1154143 In Scotland Charity No. SC045615

The charity is also registered in the UK with the Information Commissioner and Fundraising Regulator.