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).
How proteins go wrong in frontotemporal dementia remains a key aim for dementia researchers.
Race Against Dementia Dyson Fellow, Dr Claire Durrant is investigating the role of tau during diseases that cause dementia, like Alzheimer’s.
Dementia researchers from the University College London are exploring the molecular changes that occur in Frontotemporal dementia.
Researchers in Southampton are investigating how the build-up of tau protein can trigger brain inflammation
Researchers are investigating how abnormal tau proteins, a key hallmark of Alzheimer’s, spread through the brain.
University of Sheffield researcher will seek to extend our knowledge of how DNA instability is involved in frontotemporal dementia caused by the C9orf72 mutation.
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.
Researchers at the University of Sheffield are investigating why the communication between nerve cells is lost in frontotemporal dementia.
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.