People with and without dementia, as well as carers, have a vital role to play in helping scientists understand more about diseases like posterior cortical atrophy, 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.
The more research we can do the sooner we can find a cure for it. I just hope more people look into it and see how further research can help other families.
- Hat, whose mum was diagnosed with PCA
Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity. We are working to revolutionise the way we treat, diagnose and prevent dementia. And then, we will find a way to cure it.
We're one of the first charities to consistently invest in PCA research. For example, we brought together global experts to speed up research. This has improved our understanding of how the disease spreads in the brain and why certain people are more at risk of rare types of dementia, like PCA.
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.
I know that by supporting research we’ll be making things better in a way that will really, really count. Faster, clearer answers about dementia would have made our lives so much better. And will help others with PCA in the future.
- Tim Leek, whose dad Graham lives with PCA
What is posterior cortical atrophy?
Find out more about the symptoms and causes of posterior cortical atrophy, and the treatments currently available.
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.
Treating hearing loss in people at a high risk of dementia
Researchers at the University College London are developing a pilot trial to ensure people with hearing loss and mild cognitive dementia start and continue to use hearing aids. They will follow-up to evaluate its effectiveness in reducing the risk of dementia.
Looking into head injury and dementia
Research at Imperial College London is exploring the link between head injury and dementia
Can we reduce the risk of dementia in the over 75’s?
Researchers at the University of Cambridge are exploring an whether an internet based intervention could encourage healthy lifestyle changes in people aged over 75, who are at a higher risk of developing dementia.
Can we predict the development of Alzheimer’s?
Researchers at King’s College hospital are investigating a new way to look at the brain that could potentially predict the development of neurodegenerative diseases.
Was this information helpful?
Let us know what you think by filling out this short survey.