This new research to examine behavioural symptoms in a leading cause of dementia in the under 65s is being conducted at University College London thanks to grant funding from the Healthcare Management Trust. The funding, in partnership with Alzheimer’s Society, will allow a PhD student – under the supervision of Professor Nick Fox, a leading expert – to explore the behavioural symptoms common to fronto-temporal dementia.

The project will investigate brain imaging and behavioural symptoms in a large group of people with fronto-temporal dementia in order to better understand the nature and different expressions of this complex, variable disease, and to develop non-invasive markers for future clinical trials. This will involve scanning the brains of people with fronto-temporal dementia and assessing their symptoms repeatedly as their condition progresses.