Useful links

Alzheimer’s Research UK

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to making life-changing breakthroughs in diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure.

Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer’s Society  is the UK’s leading dementia charity, working tirelessly to challenge perceptions, fund research and improve and provide care and support.

Brain UK

BRAIN UK is a network of NHS and Academic Centres working together to provide CNS tissue for vital research.

Medical Research Council

The Medical Research Council is a publicly-funded organisation dedicated to improving human health, part of the UK Research and Innovation.

Join Dementia Research

Join Dementia Research is a service which allows people to register their interest in participating in dementia research and be matched to suitable studies, developed by the National Institute for Health Research in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland, Alzheimer’s Research UK and Alzheimer’s Society.

UK Brain Banks Network

While Brains for Dementia Research is no longer registering potential donors, the UK Brain Banks Network has information on other Brain Bank locations who may be accepting new donor registrations.


The European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia Consortium is a Europe-wide initiative aiming to identify the very early changes that take place in the brain in dementia, so that future projects can try to intervene to stop people developing dementia. EPAD is looking to recruit people from existing cohorts, such as Brains for Dementia Research, but also people not yet part of a cohort, and are recruiting through trial delivery centres as well as Join Dementia Research.