Understanding cell death and its implications for frontotemporal dementia
Researchers at King’s College London are investigating new mechanisms of nerve cell death and the role this might play in frontotemporal dementia
Untangling frontotemporal dementia
Dementia is thought to affect around 850,000 people in the UK. Most people associate the condition with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia. But there are other diseases that can cause the symptoms of dementia – including frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
Understanding more about the role of proteins in frontotemporal dementia
How proteins go wrong in frontotemporal dementia remains a key aim for dementia researchers.
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.
Identifying molecular changes in FTD
Dementia researchers from the University College London are exploring the molecular changes that occur in Frontotemporal dementia.
How do T cells contribute to the progression of FTD?
Researchers in Southampton are investigating how the build-up of tau protein can trigger brain inflammation
How does tau spread through the brain?
Researchers are investigating how abnormal tau proteins, a key hallmark of Alzheimer’s, spread through the brain.
Understanding the genetic underpinnings of frontotemporal dementia
University of Sheffield researcher will seek to extend our knowledge of how DNA instability is involved in frontotemporal dementia caused by the C9orf72 mutation.
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.
Understanding nerve cell damage in frontotemporal dementia
Researchers at the University of Sheffield are investigating why the communication between nerve cells is lost in frontotemporal dementia.