Research is making progress, and the last 12 months have seen a number of important new developments in the global effort to overcome dementia.
Unbeknown to most, the common fruit fly is an invaluable research tool; many scientific discoveries would have been impossible without it!
Taking the time to watch the video will help many people to better understand the nature of diseases like Alzheimer’s, but by sharing it, the impact grows, and more and more people will get this important message.
To accelerate progress towards life-changing treatments, we must also change the conversation about dementia.
With our survey, developed with academics from the University of Edinburgh, we aim to gather opinions from as many people as possible. This will help us to pick out trends in opinion, and learn whether different groups of people tend to value different things.
Our Insight 46 study is a unique opportunity to study how factors throughout our life could influence our brain health aged 70.
There’s more work to be done to speed up breakthroughs for people with dementia.
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!