Dr Fiona Kumfor
Identifying novel markers to differentiate frontotemporal dementia from Alzheimer's disease
Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
dementia | diagnosis | emotion | neurophysiology | neuroimaging
In people under 65 years of age, frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are equally common. Distinguishing between these different types of dementia is extremely challenging. Patients can present with similar symptoms, even when the underlying dementia cause (i.e., brain pathology) is different. Inaccurate diagnosis means patients cannot access appropriate treatments, as these become available. I will develop novel tests of social function to improve the diagnosis of dementia syndromes.