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Support for people with PCA

In this video we hear about the posterior cortical atrophy support group from Professor Sebastian Crutch, we hear from people attending a support group meeting, and hear Ken’s views on …

What happens as PCA progresses? (sensitive)

Professor Sebastian Crutch describes how posterior cortical atrophy changes over time, and the seven stages of PCA project. The Stages of PCA project is based on a framework developed for …

Neuropsychological testing

Professor Sebastian Crutch describes what neuropsychology is, and how it might be used to help diagnose people with dementia.

Seeing what they see

Dr Keir Yong (UCL Dementia Research Centre) and Dr Mary Pat Sullivan (Nipissing University in Canada) describe a study of PCA aiming to help people live better with the condition.

PCA and brain imaging

Professor Sebastian Crutch and Dr Tim Shakespeare describe the effect PCA has on the brain and some of the techniques used to image the brain. Would you like to understand …

Diagnosing PCA

Ken, who has posterior cortical atrophy, describes his route to diagnosis. This involved undertaking a number of different tests and brain scans over a long period of time. We also …

Symptoms of PCA explained

Professor Sebastian Crutch and Dr Tim Shakespeare describe common posterior cortical atrophy symptoms and some symptoms of PCA that may seem quite odd, for example experiencing prolonged colour after images, …

What is PCA?

Professor Sebastian Crutch and Dr Tim Shakespeare introduce posterior cortical atrophy. Posterior cortical atrophy literally means back of the brain shrinkage. The primary symptoms are visual These visual symptoms can …

Strategies for relatives – a UCL research study

Watch Prof Gill Livingston describe the START (STrAtegies for RelaTives) programme and her research into carer depression and anxiety. In the video you’ll learn about three categories of coping strategies: …

How can dementia change relationships?

In the previous step we heard from Gill how her relationship with her husband has changed since he developed dementia with Lewy bodies. In this article, we discuss some of …

Colin’s story: living with DLB

Watch Colin’s family describe the journey that Colin has been through since being diagnosed with DLB, and the impact it has had on them all. They cover the activities that …