Insight and social cognition in FTD and ALS

Insight and social cognition across the spectrum of frontotemporal dementia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

We are looking for people to volunteer their time to participate in a project exploring how different brain conditions affect personality and behaviour.

We know that changes to personality and behaviour are common in different conditions affecting the nervous system. Studying these changes can help us understand more about diseases of the nervous system.

The study involves having pen and paper tests and filling in questionnaires. We will also ask if you can have an MRI brain scan. If you can't have an MRI scan (because of metal in your body or because you don't want to for any reason) then you may still be able to take part in the study, and do the tests only.

The tests are done at Southmead Hospital and CRIC Bristol on St Michael's Hill. We can help with travel expenses if needed.

We are looking for volunteers aged 50 or older who:

  • Have a diagnosis of any type of frontotemporal dementia,
  • Have a diagnosis of ALS (also called Motor Neurone Disease),
  • Have a diagnosis of dementia with behavioural change, OR
  • Have no memory problems.

For more information, please contact: 

Carlos Muñoz

Telephone: 0117 414 8238

Email: carlos.munoz@bristol.ac.uk or Research.Volunteer@nbt.nhs.uk