Moving quickly

At the outset of the outbreak, our researchers at Imperial quickly repurposed their equipment to provide testing for Covid-19

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Working with policymakers

We worked with MPs to raise awareness of how the pandemic was affecting research and people with dementia

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Understanding long-term impacts

Our researchers are looking at how Covid-19 impacts the brain in the short and long term

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Learning lessons

We’re bringing together the research community to help shape a strong, coordinated future for dementia research after the pandemic

Supporting people
facing dementia now

We strive to bring forward the day when we can prevent, slow and ultimately stop the diseases which cause dementia.

But we also use our expertise to support people affected by dementia now.

Centre Director Prof David Sharp
(UK DRI Care Research & Technology)

Responding to the
Covid-19 Pandemic

No group was hit harder by Covid-19 than people with dementia. The UK DRI moved quickly to help, repurposing our equipment for testing and working with policymakers to ensure lessons were learned. And now we are focused on understanding the long-term impacts of the Covid-19 on the brain, so we can be prepared for months and years to come.

Alleviating the symptoms of dementia

Until we know how to stop dementia, enabling people to live with a good quality of life is a top priority. Dr Nir Grossman and his team at the UK DRI at Imperial look at non-invasive ways to treat symptoms of dementia. That includes using electrical currents to stimulate areas deep within the brain, potentially helping with the tremors and stiffness which can accompany dementias. Dr Grossman’s team has launched a landmark trial into whether this technique might help individuals with Alzheimer’s.

We are devoted to transforming the lives of people living with neurodegenerative diseases by pioneering non-invasive neuromodulatory interventions.

Dr Nir Grossman
Group Leader (UK DRI at Imperial)
Source: Thomas Angus, Imperial College London

Uniting the ecosystem