People diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia and other types of dementia can take part in research studies.
People with and without dementia, as well as carers, have a vital role to play in helping scientists understand more about diseases like frontotemporal dementia, and to test new treatments, therapies and methods of diagnosis.
You can register to find out which research studies you may be suitable to take part in via Join Dementia Research.
You can also register your interest and find out more about what might be involved in a research study by clicking the button below.
Getting involved in research gives you the confidence to take direction, where you know it's actually going to bring meaningful results. We can't find a cure without research. And I think that is so critical.
- Urvashi, whose husband lives with semantic dementia
Alzheimer’s Research UK has funded more than £15 million of pioneering research to help advance our understanding of frontotemporal dementia.
This includes over £15 million into over 160 research projects into frontotemporal dementia. You can find more details about the studies we're funding below.
We need to keep putting money into research. We need to keep the focus on finding treatments and therapies.
- Shaheen, whose mum was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia
With your support, we promise we will not stop until dementia can no longer destroy lives.
We are Alzheimer’s Research UK.
We exist for a cure.
What is frontotemporal dementia?
This 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 understand and treat toxic proteins in frontotemporal dementia.
Researchers at King’s College London are investigating how the protein TDP-43 is involved in frontotemporal dementia
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 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.
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