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Is frontotemporal dementia different when found with MND?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Some people with MND develop an increasingly recognised form of dementia, known as frontotemporal dementia  or FTD (for more information visit http://www.ftdtalk.org/). The main symptoms of FTD include alterations in decision making, behaviour and difficulty with language. The relationship between MND and FTD is not well understood. Prof Julie Snowden and PhD student Jennie Saxon at…

CALL-Me. Care Augmentation by Location-Linked Messaging

Reading Time: 3 minutes Happy Father’s day! If you’ve got your dad a smartphone, or another hi-tech gadget, then this blog is perfect for you! Prof Ammar Al-Chalabi is a Professor of Neurology and Complex Disease Genetics at King’s College London. He is also Director of the King’s MND Care and Research Centre in London. Here he blogs about his Association-funded research…

One week on – Reflections on my first experience of the International Symposium on ALS/MND

Reading Time: 2 minutes Our recent blog articles describe lots of fascinating science and the progress in the care and treatment of MND/ALS that was presented at the symposium.  Personally, another really positive aspect was the opportunity to meet some of the researchers face-to-face. This included several senior scientists and clinicians whose work we support, some of whom gave lectures…