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February 9, 2009

Wikipedia: Alzheimer’s Research Trust

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The Alzheimer’s Research Trust is the United Kingdom’s leading dementia research charity, founded in 1992. It is dedicated to funding scientific studies to find ways to treat, cure or prevent Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Lewy Body disease and fronto-temporal dementia.

It currently funds more than 150 research projects across the UK, and is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities.

As a charity, the Trust does not receive any government funding and instead relies on donations from individuals, companies and charitable trusts, money raised by individuals and gifts left in people’s Wills to fund dementia research.


The charity was founded by four members of the public as a result of their deep concerns at the lack of funding for Alzheimer’s research.[1]

In 1998, the Trust awarded its first first major grant of £500,000 to a team led by distinguished scientist Dr Michel Goedert in Cambridge. The charity now funds over 100 grants all over the UK at a cost of more than £11 million.[1]

In March 2008, author Terry Pratchett, who has the disease, donated one million US dollars to the trust.[2]


  1. ^ a b “History”. Alzheimer’s Research Trust (March 13, 2008). Retrieved on March 13, 2008.
  2. ^ “Pratchett funds Alzheimer’s study”. BBC News (March 13, 2008). Retrieved on March 13, 2008.

External links

  • Alzheimer’s Research Trust official website
  • Alzheimer’s Research Trust, Registered Charity no. 1077089 at the Charity Commission
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