Professor Paul Matthews, Edmond and Lily Safra Chair and Associate Director, UK Dementia Research Institute, explains Alzheimer's disease and dementia, how large a problem they are, and how the UK Dementia Research Institute at Imperial College London will work to address them.
"To become a globally leading multidisciplinary research centre in the fight against the spectrum of neurodegenerative disorders causing dementia, driving a step change in our understanding of the early phases of these diseases and accelerating the discovery, development and delivery of interventions that will help diagnose, treat and ultimately prevent dementia. Innovation, collaboration across disciplines and research without borders are at the core of the UK DRI."
Professor Paul Matthews outlines the role of the Centre at Imperial within the UK DRI. Here he describes the multidisciplinary research activity of our centre, how we are building capacity, supporting early career researchers and how we are developing collaborations nationally and internationally.