Welcome to the Discovery Lab
Dementia is a word used to describe a group of symptoms including memory loss, confusion mood changes and difficulty with day-to-day tasks. Dementia is caused by diseases in the brain and the most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s Research UK is a charity dedicated to defeating dementia and we want to show you what our scientists are up to. Take a journey through our two labs into the clinic and learn about how scientists’ ideas are turned into reality and how this can make a difference for the thousands of people living with dementia.
Start by discovering how our scientists are funded and how they take the first steps to testing out new ideas. This is often called ‘basic research’ but as you will see, it is far from simple! From a 24p test tube to a £100,000 super-resolution microscope, our funding is helping them find the answers.
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