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Season’s greetings from The MiND Team!

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Thank you for all the help and support you have provided The MiND Study this year We wish you a safe and happy festive season, and we look forward to 2024 and another great year working together.

Blood neurofilament light to distinguish behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia from psychiatric conditions, and our new interactive NfL reference range app!

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We’re very pleased to share our latest publication, “Plasma neurofilament light in behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia compared to mood and psychotic disorders”, led by Dr Dhamidhu Eratne, published in Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. In this study, we investigated blood neurofilament light (NfL) in behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia… Read More »Blood neurofilament light to distinguish behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia from psychiatric conditions, and our new interactive NfL reference range app!

Recruitment has now closed*

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* However, we will still be accepting referrals from specialists for people with very strongly suspected or diagnosed Alzheimer disease, frontotemporal dementia, or other dementia. We’re extremely grateful for the huge interest and contribution from so many specialists, GPs, patients/participants and their families. We couldn’t have achieved so much in… Read More »Recruitment has now closed*

Our latest publication – neurofilament light in spinal fluid could reduce the misdiagnosis of dementia

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People with neurological and psychiatric symptoms often experience a delay in getting an accurate diagnosis. Misdiagnosis and uncertainty is common, despite all of our current best assessments and tools. We have found that neurofilament light chain in spinal fluid, a marker of brain cell injury, can help distinguish between neurological… Read More »Our latest publication – neurofilament light in spinal fluid could reduce the misdiagnosis of dementia

Our latest pre-print on plasma NfL in bvFTD and psychiatric conditions

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Hello again World! We’ve been quiet here, but been working away very busily. We’re very proud to announce our latest pre-print, up now on medRxiv here: https://medrxiv.org/cgi/content/short/2023.02.19.23286151v1 We investigated blood neurofilament light (NfL) in behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) & psychiatric conditions, which can have overlapping presentations, are frequently challenging… Read More »Our latest pre-print on plasma NfL in bvFTD and psychiatric conditions

Hello and welcome, Tasmania!

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Hello and welcome, Tasmania! We’re so pleased and excited to announce that we’re now able to recruit participants from Tassie! Interested in joining our study? Please click here for more info and to get in touch!

where The MiND Study has come from, and where we’re headed

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The background We know that diagnosis, treatment, and care, for so many people with conditions like dementia, especially younger-onset dementia, is not straightforward. A large part of this challenge is because symptoms, especially early in the illness, can overlap significantly with a range of other conditions. For example, stress, depression,… Read More »where The MiND Study has come from, and where we’re headed

Hello NSW and NT!

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Hello NSW and NT! We’re growing, and we’re so pleased to now welcome participants from NSW and NT, as well as QLD, WA, SA, and VIC! Please spread the word, and get in touch – we’d love to hear from you!