UK Dementia Research Institute at Imperial

Professor Paul Matthews, Edmond and Lily Safra Chair and Associate Director, UK Dementia Research Institute, explains Alzheimer's disease and dementia

The scale of the problem

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.

In pursuing this goal, the Institute will work across six core programmes:

  • Ageing, environment and lifestyle
  • The microbiome and brain health
  • Novel bioelectronics technologies
  • Sleep as a protectant against dementia
  • Neural-circuit plasticity in neurodegeneration
  • Glial-neuronal interactions