As I’m new to Alzheimer’s Research UK and a social scientist, I’ve got a lot to learn about the biology and pathology behind the disease. With this in mind, I braved the traffic of inner Cambridge and visited the The Laser Analytics Group led by Prof Clemens Kaminski, based in the Department of Chemical Engineering […]
What is posterior cortical atrophy? Posterior cortical atrophy (PCA) is a rare condition most often caused by Alzheimer’s disease but surprisingly, despite often having the same underlying disease, people with PCA have a striking difficulty in seeing what and where things are, while their memory for recent events can still be very good. The visual […]
Alzheimer’s disease is mostly thought of as a memory problem. But as many who deal with the disease know, this isn’t the only problem people experience. Many patients come into clinic reporting difficulty following conversations in busy rooms, or hearing someone over a busy phone line. We’re trying to find out why people with Alzheimer’s have these problems, and what this can tell us about Alzheimer’s disease as a whole.