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Dementia detection research a personal mission for PhD student

A University of Manchester PhD student has used MR scans in a new way to detect the devastating form of dementia that affected her late husband, raising the possibility of earlier diagnosis.

Helen Beaumont’s husband, Clive was diagnosed with Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) aged 45 and died six years later in 1999.  Motivated by her loss, Helen set up a charity called Young Dementia UK, wrote a book which has made the NHS recommended reading list for dementia and enrolled at The University of Manchester to carry out her PhD.

Read more on the University of Manchester website.