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Deficits in emotion processing and autobiographical memory and their impact on carers

How is the processing of emotion impaired in FTD? How does it affect the ability to remember meaningful and important information from one’s life? How does it affect interpersonal relationships? How do these deficits evolve with time? These are some of the questions Professor Hodges and his team are trying to answer in this research project. This project follows patients with FTD who will undergo tests of memory, language and thinking abilities and receive a brain MRI scan at yearly intervals. They also interview family members of patients to understand the impact of the disease on interpersonal relationships.