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The eyes have it – how eye movements are affected by posterior cortical atrophy

Tim Shakespeare

Many different systems and structures come together to give us a rich visual experience of the world around us. One structure is the eye, providing a clear visual input. Another is the understanding of that visual signal by the brain, which interprets information from the eye to give us a perception of what and where […]

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Living with posterior cortical atrophy

Valerie Blumenthal

This is a cross-post with The Huffington Post. Author Valerie Blumenthal was diagnosed with PCA, a rare form of Alzheimer’s disease, last year. Today she will join a panel at the Women of the World Festival as Alzheimer’s Research UK launches a report highlighting the particular impact dementia has on women. Here, Valerie shares her […]

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World Alzheimer’s Day: How you can make a difference in research

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesFiona Calverthonor pollardClaire Bromley

Today is World Alzheimer’s Day. No doubt the day will mean something different to everyone touched by Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. For some, it’s an opportunity to think about those we know affected by dementia, or those who are no longer here. For others, a chance to raise awareness or think about how […]

Sir Terry Pratchett – Dementia Blog, what’s the point of it all?

Sir Terry Pratchett

The internet is a dumping ground and finding words of any worth in the flotsam and jetsam can be a chore.

In spite of this, Alzheimer’s Research UK – a charity of which I’ve been patron since 2008 – believes more words in the form of a new dementia blog might tempt people away from cat videos long enough to read something of substance. Are they right?

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When Alzheimer’s steals your sight

Tim Shakespeare

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 […]

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