HOW CLOSE ARE WE TO FINDING A CURE FOR DEMENTIA? PROFESSOR NICK FOX

Professor Nick Fox, Professor of Neurology and MRC Senior Clinical Fellow at the Institute of Neurology, University College London, tells us his thoughts on dementia research today and in the near future. He discusses how close scientists are to finding cures for dementia, and how he thinks they will get there. Professor Fox is the Co-Chair of Alzheimer’s Society’s Research Advisory Committee.

Alzheimer’s Society is dedicated to defeating dementia through research. Our unique research programme funds research into the cause, cure, care and prevention of dementia to improve treatment for people today and to search for a cure for tomorrow.

We are the only organisation to work with leading scientists and people affected by dementia to ensure our research influences practice and transforms lives. With the right investment, dementia can be defeated

For more information on Alzheimer’s Society Research, please go to http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/research

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TESTIMONIALS

PRABHAKANT AND KANTA PATEL -- DEMENTIA

Chanchalben Patel was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 1997. Prabhakant, her son, and his wife became her sole carers.

Some family members felt ashamed and would not acknowledge that she was sick.

After she died the couple were ostracised by their community for being so open about the diagnosis. She died in 2004.

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FULL STORY: DEMENTIA - THE UNSPOOLING MIND

In a special one-hour presentation, 16×9 takes you inside the world of dementia on three continents. In the Netherlands, a village inhabited entirely by dementia patients. Then, a husband’s emotional decision to leave his wife to be cared for in Thailand. And here in Canada, Global National’s very own Dawna Friesen opens up about her family and its battle with dementia. For more info, please go to www.global16x9.com.