We must make the most of Alzheimer’s disease research

Professor Alistair Burns and Professor Martin Rossor | NHS England

dementia-595638_960_720It is important to plan for the future but there is some thinking and planning to be done before we arrive there.

The focus of research has shifted significantly away from established and moderately severe Alzheimer’s disease to the much earlier stages of the illness and in some cases when symptoms are very mild or even absent. People have called this “Prodromal” Alzheimer’s disease or “Asymptomatic” Alzheimer’s disease.

The opportunities for Alzheimer’s disease are significant in terms of potentially identifying people at risk, elucidating pathological mechanisms, perhaps helping predict who may respond to treatment allowing us to target interventions.

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