Ruth’s vital research

A YOUNG Doncaster scientist is embarking on a revolutionary project to investigate the symptoms of dementia in the hope of improving diagnosis of the condition.

PhD student Ruth Cromarty is beginning the three-year research to unravel the symptoms of dementia with Lewy bodies - the third most common cause of the condition.

The 24-year-old, who is conducting her project at Newcastle University, said: “Understanding what’s happening in the brain is the first step towards finding new treatments for dementia with Lewy bodies. Dementia can only be defeated through research, and I hope my work can contribute to that goal.”