Published: Thursday 22 June 2017
Vascular dementia is the second leading cause of dementia in the UK and there are currently no proven treatments. The condition is thought to be caused by damage to the small blood vessels of the brain.
A new study at the University of Southampton is now investigating whether a failure of fluid drainage along the walls of blood vessels in the brain is a cause of vascular dementia.
This study is one of three new Vascular Dementia Priority Programme Awards funded by us, British Heart Foundation and Alzheimer's Society. It's part of a joint £2.2 million investment into this area of high unmet in stroke and dementia research.
To find out more, read the news story at the University of Southampton website.