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Assessing cognitive change

Assessing cognitive change

Reading Time: 5 minutes This is blog number 8 in our ‘Symposium Blogathon’ – counting down to the 32nd International Symposium on ALS/MND. Numbers in bold green type correspond to the code in the abstract book. Click on the number to be redirected to the full abstract (the page might take a minute to load). Up to half of…

Are there differences between FTD alone and FTD-MND?

Reading Time: 3 minutes The last of our FTD awareness week blog posts is focussing on a healthcare project looking into FTD (frontotemporal dementia) and FTD-MND (FTD when combined with MND). The project began last year and is being part-funded by us. Professor Julie Snowden and PhD student Jennie Adams at the Cerebral Function Unit in Salford (University of Manchester)…

Hunting for clues about the genetic causes of FTD and MND

Reading Time: 3 minutes Yesterday we published an introductory blog on frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and described how it is sometimes found in combination with MND. Today we are looking at a biomedical project on FTD and MND that we are funding. The project Dr Olaf Ansorge and Professor Kevin Talbot of Oxford University are leading a biomedical project aimed…

Cognitive Change and MND

Reading Time: 3 minutes In addition to the muscle weakness and wasting, MND also presents with non-motor symptoms, one of the most common being cognitive change. Research has already shown that changes can occur to the nerve cells in the frontal and temporal lobe areas of the brain. These are the two areas which are responsible for controlling thinking, reasoning…