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Testing behaviour using virtual reality

In this video Prof. Seb Crutch describes a former study which aimed to assess symptoms of behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia in a completely new way – using virtual reality scenarios.

bvFTD symptoms explained

Dr Jon Rohrer explains the key behavioural symptoms that may be experienced in behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia including: Behavioural symptoms: 1. Change in motivation 2. Development of inappropriate social behaviour …

Hosna’s story: symptoms

Shaheen describes the symptoms that led to Hosna’s diagnosis, including an incident of uncharacteristic behaviour at the dentist, and explosive arguments. Shaheen also tells how Hosna behaved inappropriately in public, …

Hosna’s story: diagnosis

Shaheen describes Hosna’s route to a diagnosis, from an initial memory test didn’t pick up the symptoms, to having a brain scan, and noticing that the symptoms fitted behavioural variant …

Introducing Hosna’s story

Shaheen introduces her mother Hosna who has a diagnosis of behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia, and expands on her background. Watch this short video, then answer the question below using the …

What is behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia?

Prof. Nick Fox gives an overview of frontotemporal dementia and Dr Jon Rohrer explains where the name for the syndrome came from, before introducing the behavioural variant. Frontotemporal dementia includes …

What is dementia?

Watch Dr Susie Henley and Dr Jon Rohrer describe what dementia is, how it relates to Alzheimer’s disease, and how these conditions affect the brain. Dementia is an umbrella term …

Introduction to Week 1

Dr Susie Henley, a Clinical Psychologist at the Dementia Research Centre (UCL Institute of Neurology) describes what we’ll cover in Week 1, including: Interviews with Carol and her husband Stuart …

Carol’s contribution to research

Watch Stuart discuss Carol’s impact on familial Alzheimer’s disease research. People who have a diagnosis of dementia can have a huge impact through taking part in research, and becoming involved …

Supporting children

Jill Walton, who was Support Group Coordinator for Rare Dementia Support, discusses the effect on and the support available for children with a parent affected by familial Alzheimer’s disease. For …

The DIAN TU trial

Watch Dr Cath Mummery discuss the DIAN-TU clinical trial, which aims to prevent at-risk patients from developing Alzheimer’s disease. This video was made in 2016, and the trial continued until …

A person first, a patient second

In this article we consider some of the non-medical aspects of living with dementia. What kind of language do people with dementia prefer to be used in media such as …