[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1072451]
Dr James Burrell
Brief description 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.
Funding Amount $AUD 263,513.53
Funding Scheme Early Career Fellowships
Health Professional Research ECF