Feeding disturbance and hypothalamus integrity in early frontotemporal dementia [ 2011 - 2013 ]

Also known as: Eating disturbance in frontotemporal dementia

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Researchers: Prof Olivier Piguet (Principal investigator) ,  Prof John Hodges Prof Katherine Samaras

Brief description Frontotemporal dementia accounts for 12-20% of all dementia cases. It is as common as Alzheimer�s disease in the < 65 year olds but understanding of this disease remains limited. Marked eating disturbance (overeating, snatching food) is a common clinical manifestation. This project will characterise this deficit and define its biological causes using blood tests and magnetic resonance imaging. Results will help in designing therapeutic interventions targeting this disabling feature.

Funding Amount $AUD 428,319.09

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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