Recent research funded by Alzheimer's Society has advanced diagnosis, improved care methods and furthered our understanding of the causes of dementia.
It’s not what you say
Our researchers at the University of the West of England Bristol have investigated whether changes in how a person uses language might indicate the development of dementia.
This could also inform how best to communicate with people as their dementia progresses.
Common genetic cause
Society-funded researchers at UCL (University College London) have discovered a new rare genetic cause of Alzheimer’s, also proposing that some forms of frontotemporal dementia and motor neurone disease have a common genetic cause.
This adds weight to the idea that different brain diseases might involve similar things going wrong.
Stroke drugs for vascular dementia
New drug trials for vascular dementia treatments are on the horizon thanks to our researchers at the University of Edinburgh.
Early stage testing suggests that already licensed drugs could be used after a stroke to prevent further strokes and halt the development of vascular dementia.