What is vascular dementia?
Vascular dementia is a type of dementia that happens when the blood supply to your brain becomes reduced. It is a common type of dementia that can be caused by a single stroke, a series of small, silent strokes or small vessels disease.
Failure of drainage of fluid from the brain along the walls of blood vessels in vascular dementia
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This project aims to demonstrate that failure of drainage of fluid from the grey and white matter of the brain is a mechanism underlying Small Vessel Disease, a condition that affects the small blood vessels in the brain which can cause stroke and dementia.
How to improve trials of new treatments for stroke and dementia
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Small Vessel Disease (SVD) is a disease of the small blood vessels in the brain and can lead to stroke and dementia. At the moment, we don't know how to stop SVD developing, or how to treat it. This Lectureship aims to improve future clinical trials that aim to prevent SVD.
Developing new models to better understand and allow testing of new therapies for small vessel disease and vascular dementia
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Small Vessel Disease (SVD) is a condition that affects the small blood vessels in the brain, and it can lead to stroke and dementia. This research programme hopes to increase our understanding of how SVD develops, leading to new ways to investigate SVD and test drugs which may help treat it.
Arlena's story
Arlena is taking on the London Marathon to celebrate her grandmother, Ursula, who survived a stroke in 2011. Sadly, Ursula passed away in March 2020 after also suffering with dementia. Now, Arlena is running in her memory.
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Vascular dementia treatments
At the moment there are no treatments that cure vascular dementia but there are treatments to help with many of the symptoms.
Charities team up to tackle dementia and stroke
We are partnering with Alzheimer’s Society to tackle the issues faced by people affected by dementia and stroke in a brand new project.
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A national, collaborative study to improve our understanding of longer term memory and thinking problems after stroke
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This programme of work had been created by experts in stroke and vascular dementia working with people affected by both conditions. This research programme aims to find out who will develop memory and thinking problems after stroke, why this happens, and how we can treat these issues.
Priority Programme Awards
Type: Research
As part of our five-year research strategy, we have made a commitment to working with others to achieve a clear vision about the future priorities for stroke research.
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