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Dementia and Neurodegenerative Studies


The Dementia and Neurodegenerative Network supports studies which are funded by an NHS Research Scotland Eligible Funder list. All Scottish research ongoing within the network is registered on the UK Clinical Trials Gateway website. If you would like to find out more about our portfolio or are interested in recruiting to any of our studies please email

We support a wide range of research studies conducted within the NHS, at Scottish Universities and in Care Home settings. These include observational studies, genetic studies, drug trials, questionnaire studies and brain tissue banking.

These studies can be entered using the online register Join Dementia Research.

You can also contact our staff in your local area:

You can also follow the latest news on dementia & neurodegenerative research in Scotland on our Twitter account, @NRS_NDN or on our Facebook page.

Study Links

Generation 1 & Generation 2 Studies 

These studies are for health volunteers aged 60 to 75 years old who are keen to learn more about the link between genes and Alzheimer's Disease. Find out more


This study looks at different speech and language therapies in people with Parkinson's Disease who have voice problems. Find out more

The European Prevention of Alzheimer's Dementia (EPAD)

This Europe wide study is for people over 50 years old who are healthy or have mild memory problems and no diagnosis of dementia. Find out more

Brain Tissue Donation

This is for anyone who has Alzheimer's Disease, Vascular Dementia, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, Frontotemporal dementia, Mild Cognitive Impairment or any form of dementia. They can register their intent to donate some brain tissue after their death which will be made available to researchers. Find out more

IDEAL 1 and IDEAL 2 

These are observational studies for people with dementia which require answering a variety of questionnaires. Find out more

Alzheimer's Disease (AD) Genetics & Dementia with Lewy Bodies (LDB) Genetics studies 

These studies require a memory test and the taking of a blood sample. They are for people disgnosed with Alzheimer's Disease before the age of 70 and those with Dementia with Lewy Bodies. Find out more


The Prevent study is an observational study based in Edinburgh. It is recruiting healthy people aged 40-59 and involves having blood tests, genetic tests and brain scans.

For more information email

Join Dementia Research

This is a UK wide service for matching anyone with an ointerest in participating in dementi research with a research study.