The Dementia Research Centre (DRC) at University College London, is a nationally and internationally recognised centre for patient-centred clinical research in the dementias and the leading UK centre undertaking clinical trials in the dementias. As well as undertaking a wide range of industry trials, the team also run more advanced and invasive studies capitalising on a purpose built dementia clinical trials unit at Queen Square.
The DRC is closely aligned to the Cognitive Disorders Clinics at the National Hospital for Neurology, from where the majority of patients entering our research studies are recruited. The team are committed to closely aligning the research and clinical pathways and also provide dedicated support for patients with unusual dementias, through Rare Dementia Support. Their mission - to improve the lives of patients with dementia, at risk of dementia, and those living with and caring for patients with dementia.
The research programme is very varied both in the types of dementia the team studies, and the tools they use:
By donating to the fund you will support the departments on-going clinical studies – particularly those using brain imaging, and the patient support groups.