Providing a high quality environment for dementia research

Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre is in partnership with the University of Edinburgh and provides a high quality environment for dementia research.

The facility provides a high-quality research environment for investigations into the causes and treatment of dementia, and care provided by relatives and friends. It commissions and continue to build a balanced portfolio of scientific and clinical research as well as develop and maintain a dementia brain tissue bank.

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14 December 2018

We are extremely saddened at the recent death of our founding Director, Professor John Starr. We are thinking about his family at this difficult time.

Our sister Centre, CCACE, has produced a wonderful summary of his life which can be found here:


13 January 2019

Do you know now cognitive testing can help us to understand dementia? To find out watch the video below featuring Professor John Starr.

This video was originally broadcast as part of the Alzheimer’s Disease International Conference, July 2018, Chicago, USA.