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.
Looking into head injury and dementia
Research at Imperial College London is exploring the link between head injury and dementia
Five things you may not know about frontotemporal dementia
In awareness-raising messages about dementia, the spotlight typically rests on Alzheimer’s disease as the most common cause of dementia, helping people to learn more about the condition and working to break down the stigma that surrounds it. However, at Alzheimer’s Research UK, you’ll often see “the power to defeat dementia” next to our logo because…
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.
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. This project is now complete and we are awaiting the results.
Building a tool to predict dementia risk
Researchers at the University of Manchester are developing a tool that could be used to identify people who would benefit from early preventative measures and develop personalised information to help individuals reduce their risk of 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.
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.
Unpicking the complexities of frontotemporal dementia
Researchers from University College London are investigating one of the hallmark proteins of frontotemporal dementia.
Spotlight on frontotemporal dementia
Forgetfulness and confusion are often the first things that come to mind when we hear the word dementia. But what about a shift in personality or a lack of empathy?