A blood test, however, would be a simple, cost-effective, relatively non-invasive way to give key insights about brain changes in Alzheimer’s disease.
Around Father’s Day, many people across the country will be thanking their fathers for the support, love and very likely financial assistance they have given them throughout their lives. The relationship a father, or any individual, has with a child they care for is dynamic and complex. When we are young, fathers can help to support us in learning new skills, teach us how to eat and very often clean our mess up when we have made it. I have recently become a father and know how much time and energy these activities can take!
But what is Sea Hero Quest? And how can this game spot those at risk of Alzheimer’s?
Through your support, you have helped to support Dr Wray throughout her career, allowing her to build her expertise, grow her team and emerge as one of the top young scientists working in an exciting area of dementia research.
Dr Jason Sang revealed fascinating insights on how we can learn from the science behind diseases like Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease (CJD) in humans, or BSE in cattle (also known as mad cow disease), to make progress in tackling the diseases that cause dementia.
It can come as a surprise to know that having Down’s syndrome puts people at much higher risk of Alzheimer’s. In fact, the genetic rearrangement that causes Down’s syndrome is one of the greatest genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s.
The first-of-its-kind partnership brings together charities, researchers, pharmaceutical companies, government and people impacted by dementia. The group works to ensure early and accurate diagnosis is available and to prepare so future treatments reach people quickly.
Thanks to your support, we are now able to fund a new clinical trial to explore whether a cannabis-based treatment could help.
Our Chief Scientific Officer, Dr David Reynolds looks back at key milestones in dementia research in 2018.
Alzheimer’s Research UK is passionate about championing our female scientists. We spoke with some of the incredible researchers we work with about dementia research, potential barriers and how we can support women in science.