Blog: Alzheimer’s should be more than a footnote in Mrs Thatcher’s story #Thatcher

Alzheimer's disease is getting a reputation for its merciless pursuit of the political elite of the 70s and 80s.  Think Harold Wilson, Ronald Reagan and now Mrs Thatcher.  One hopes that some good may come of it; a doubling of the efforts to find a cure would be a most suitable legacy. Of their passing from this... Continue Reading →

World Alzheimer’s Day – from timebomb to tsunami (PLoS an update on patient information and placebos)

Expect lots of news pieces this week about Alzheimer's disease ahead of World Alzheimer's Day (WAD) which takes place on Friday 21st September.  This is one of the better ones I have seen, from the Observer yesterday.  Interesting how the language has changed although the message has not - what was once called a timebomb... Continue Reading →

From crisis to challenge: PM to spell out new dementia plan including research boost

This morning's news bulletins are full of stories trailing the Prime Minister's speech in London later today, when he is expected to launch a national challenge on dementia - from accelerating research funding and setting up a new academic science centre, to establishing a national screening programme and encouraging people to donate their brains to research.... Continue Reading →

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