Research Project – Fronto Temporal Dementia
We’re supporting research with the Alzheimers society to investigate why fronto-temporal dementia causes behaviour change.
New research to examine behavioural symptoms in a leading cause of dementia in the under 65s is being conducted at University College London thanks to grant funding from the Healthcare Management Trust. The funding will allow a PhD student – under the supervision of leading expert, Professor Nick Fox – to explore the behavioural symptoms common to fronto-temporal dementia.
By using brain imaging techniques and monitoring behavioural symptoms in a large group of people living with the disease, the research will seek to better understand the nature and different expressions of this disease. Throughout the study, researchers will regularly scan the brains of people with fronto-temporal dementia, assessing their symptoms repeatedly as their condition progresses. A secondary outcome of the research will be to develop non-invasive markers for future clinical trials, contributing to wider efforts to understand and eventually find ways to stop the disease.
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You can find out more about the project on the Alzheimer’s Society website. For an introduction to the reality of living with Alzheimer’s, watch the video below: