Alzheimer’s Research UK has funded over £10 million of pioneering research to help advance our understanding of PCA.
Alzheimer’s Research UK was one of the first charities to invest consistently in this important area of research. Our studies are helping to improve diagnosis and work towards potential 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 possible.
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 get higher risk adults to eat well and exercise?
Researchers at the University of East Anglia are exploring the effects of exercise and Mediterranean style diet on dementia risk
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