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Dementia and Related Disorders

Theme lead: Professor Dag Aarsland

The NIHR Maudsley BRC Dementia and Related Disorders research theme brings together scientists and clinicians from different disciplines to identify new ways to diagnose, prevent and treat dementia and related disorders. We aim to speed up the time it takes to get better diagnostic tools, treatments and care from the laboratory into the NHS, to benefit patients and carers.  We are Europe's most successful dementia clinical trial centre, and an active partner in Dementias Platform UK, a large scale academic / industry collaboration established by the Medical Research Council (MRC).

Following NIHR’s decision to discontinue the specialist Biomedical Research Units established in 2011, the work of the Maudsley Dementia Biomedical Research Unit (BRU-D) is being continued and expanded upon in this research theme as part of the NIHR Maudsley BRC.

Dementia research achievements

Dementia research achievements

Some of our research achievements in dementia and related disorders.
Care Home Research Network

Care Home Research Network

A community of care homes in London and Essex are working with us to support research into dementia.
Patient & public involvement

How we involve patients in our dementia research

Find out how we're involving patients & the public in our research trials which test new treatments and approaches.