Our research projects
Alzheimer’s Research UK launches a new initiative to bridge the gap between new knowledge about the causes of dementia and the discovery of new treatments.
As part of our pioneering dementia research, we have co-funded research in Scotland to study the molecular mechanisms that cause deterioration of connections between nerve cells, in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
Surely I would need a PhD to get in, I’m not a scientist. Will I even know what they’re talking about? What if they ask me a question? The nerves set in.
Tau proteins are proteins that stabilise microtubules, which basically means they hold together the structure of a cell.
It often comes as a surprise to people that there’s a link between Down’s syndrome and dementia. But more than 60% of people with Down’s syndrome will develop Alzheimer’s – the most common form of dementia – before the age of 60. With our help, scientists are unravelling why.
The visual symptoms aren’t caused by damage to the eyes, instead people with PCA have damage to areas at the back of the brain called the parietal and occipital lobes.
Alzheimer’s disease is mostly thought of as a memory problem. But as many who deal with the disease know, this isn’t the only problem people experience.