Dr James Burrell
Language Deficits And Cognitive Dysfunction In Motor Neuron Disease
Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
motor neuron disease (mnd) | frontotemporal dementia | cognitive decline | cognitive assessment | genetics
Motor neuron disease (MND) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) are fatal degenerative brain diseases that overlap clinically and pathologically. Patients with either disease can develop a combination of motor and cognitive deficits (known as FTD-MND). Recent studies suggest that FTD-MND is more common in familial MND. This project will investigate language disturbance a prominent feature of FTD in MND patients to establish whether such impairment predicts the development of FTD-MND.