We exist to beat dementia

About Us

Race Against Dementia

Founded by Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, after his wife Helen’s frontotemporal dementia diagnosis, Race Against Dementia funds early-career researchers to accelerate progress towards a cure for dementia.

With over 55 million people affected globally and someone diagnosed every three seconds, Race Against Dementia is taking immediate action to drive significant breakthroughs and develop leaders in the field.

We’re here to beat dementia.

Hear what people affected by dementia have to say about Race Against Dementia
“I now face one of the biggest challenges of my life. I will put all my efforts into finding a cure for this horrendous illness.”

Sir Jackie Stewart OBE

Join the race

By supporting Race Against Dementia, you can help talented research scientists continue to seek preventative treatments and cures for dementia.


Our vision is to win the race against dementia by accelerating global research towards a breakthrough cure with the utmost urgency.

We coalesce the brightest minds from medicine, motorsport and engineering to make that happen.

Helen and Jackie

“I know first-hand the devastation that dementia brings to entire families when they realise there is currently no cure.”

Sir Jackie Stewart OBE

Who we are

We’re a dynamic team drawn from Formula 1, industry, commerce, the law and philanthropy, and are guided by a group of Trustees aligned in our mission to find a cure for dementia.


Please get in touch to discover more about our research and join the race against dementia. We’d love to hear from you.

Policies and Accounts

Download Race Against Dementia policy and accounts documentation including our privacy, data protection, cookie and complaints policies.