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Five things you may not know about frontotemporal dementia

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEleanor Hall

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 […]

What happens in the brain in dementia?

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEleanor Hall

Not an easy question to answer, but researchers are moving closer to understanding what goes wrong with the circuitry of the brain in diseases like Alzheimer’s, frontotemporal dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies. In terms of complexity – one disease stands out more than others in the diversity of symptoms people can experience and the […]

Spotlight on frontotemporal dementia

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEleanor Hall

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? How about changes in food preferences and a completely different sense of humour? All of these can be signs of frontotemporal dementia – the second […]

Research round-up: AAIC Day Four

Science News Team

It’s the last full-day of scientific talks here at AAIC2014 and another opportunity for important discussions about research. Decoding the genetics of dementia Yesterday we heard about a large collaboration called IGAP (International Genomics of Alzheimer’s Project), where teams from around the world are pooling samples to run the largest ever genetic studies in Alzheimer’s. […]

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