Grant Success!

Dan has been awarded a 3 year grant from the Dunhill Medical Trust to study attention and working memory in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. PSP is a neurodegenerative disease affecting the basal ganglia that is characterised by paralysis of the eyes. People who suffer from PSP are often misdiagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, and so receive inappropriate medication. The project will explore whether cognitive tests of attention and memory can be used to make early and more reliable diagnoses of PSP. The project is in collaboration with Dr Neil Archibald (James Cook University Hospital) and the PSP Association.

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