Many people will have never heard of behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia but it is, in my opinion, one of the most devastating dementias. The reason for its devastating status is that this type of dementia changes people’s personality and behaviour drastically. Most of us will be familiar with behavioural symptoms in dementia, which for many … Continue reading Rare Dementia Series – Behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia
We often think that cognitive changes, such as loss of memory in Alzheimer’s disease, are the earliest changes in dementia. But is that the case? In fact, there is a whole cascade of other disease processes occurring in the brain before memory symptoms emerge, which has implications for how we will diagnose and treat dementia … Continue reading Are memory symptoms the start of Alzheimer’s disease?
We often talk more about the common forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Vascular dementia, which, together, account for ~70-80% of all people with dementia. The remaining ~20-30% of dementia get often overlooked and are therefore also commonly under-recognised or plainly misunderstood. Time to change that. In this series, we are going to … Continue reading Rare dementia series – Posterior Cortical Atrophy
Risk factors for dementia are by now well known, in particular how our lifestyle choices can influence our risk for dementia. But much less is known in how much our environment potentially influences the risk for dementia. The few research studies which investigated the environmental influences on the risk for developing dementia did not find … Continue reading Air pollution and dementia risk