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.
What role does the tau protein play in dementia?
Race Against Dementia Dyson Fellow, Dr Claire Durrant is investigating the role of tau during diseases that cause dementia, like Alzheimer’s.
Using stem cells to target tau
Researchers from UCL are revealing crucial insights into why the protein ‘tau’ behaves unusually in diseases like Alzheimer’s and FTD.
Using stem cells and specialised chambers to unravel dementia
Researchers at the University of Manchester are using sophisticated chambers to monitor how toxic proteins spread in dementia and the complex relationship between brain cells and their blood supply.
Using data from brain donations to investigate the impact of multiple underlying causes of dementia
Use information from the Brains for Dementia Research Programme to find out which disease combinations lead to a more rapid decline of memory and thinking skills.
Using brain scans to investigate changes in the brain over time
Prof Nick Fox and Prof Jon Schott are studying brain scans to investigate changes in the brain over time in a longitudinal amyloid-PET/MRI study of the 1946 birth cohort.
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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