Alzheimer’s Research UK has funded more than £27.3 million of pioneering research to help advance our understanding of FTD.

Our research is looking at the proteins that build up in the brain in FTD and the risk factors for developing the disease. This work will help scientists to understand FTD, diagnose it more accurately and develop new treatments.

Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, bringing together the people and organisations who can speed up progress, and investing in research to make breakthroughs.

What is Frontotemporal dementia?

Information in this introductory booklet is for anyone who wants to know more about frontotemporal dementia (FTD). This includes people living with FTD, their carers, families and friends.

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Research projects

This information was updated in January 2020 and is due for review in January 2022. It does not replace any advice that doctors, pharmacists or nurses may give you. Please contact us if you would like a version with references.

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Dementia Research Infoline

Want to know more about current research? Keen to get involved in research projects?

Contact the Dementia Research Infoline,

9am-5pm, Monday to Friday

0300 111 5 111

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