1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October between 3-4pm.

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The battle against dementia -It will take more than scientific brilliance

Discussion in 'Dementia-related news and campaigns' started by jimbo 111, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. jimbo 111

    jimbo 111 Registered User

    Jan 23, 2009
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    North Bucks
    It will take more than scientific brilliance to win the battle against dementia
    Ara Darzi
    Dementia affects one in five people over 80 and its global prevalence doubles every 20 years. Now is the time to act
    Between 1998 and 2012, there were 104 attempts to develop drugs for dementia of which 101 were unsuccessful


    The ageing of societies across the world is a testament to progress. But as we grow older, the risk of mental as well as physical decline increases. Dementia affects one in five people over 80 and its global prevalence is doubling every 20 years. To confront this challenge we need more than scientific brilliance. We need a new approach to the funding and regulation of research.
    Next month (3-4 March) the World Health Organisation will set out its priorities for research into the degenerative brain disease at the first ministerial conference on global action against dementia in Geneva.

    Read more
    http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/feb/25/scientific-brilliance-battle-dementia-ara-darzi
     

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