The Alzheimer’s Society and the Bupa Foundation have awarded £1.5 million to support nine projects researching the cause, cure, care and prevention of dementia.
The Projects include:
- Should we screen for dementia?
Lead Investigator: Professor Carol Brayne, Institution: Cambridge University
- Investigating the brain’s protective cells
Lead Investigator: Professor David Small, Institution: The Menzies Institute, Australia & University College London
- How does tau cause nerve cells to die?
Lead Investigator: Dr Amrit Mudher, Institution: Southampton University
- Untangling the link between amyloid and tau in Alzheimer’s disease
Lead Investigator: Dr Richard Killick, Institution: King’s College London
- Why do nerve cells stop communicating in dementia with Lewy bodies?
Lead Investigator: Professor Paul Francis, Institution: King’s College London
- Developing a cell library resource for dementia research
Lead Investigator: Professor Martin Rossor, Institution: University College London
- Improving hospital treatment for people with dementia
Lead Investigator: Dr Elizabeth Sampson, Institution: University College London
- Why do older people develop dementia after surgery?
Lead Investigator: Dr Daqing Ma, Institution: Imperial College London