The huge challenges for Alzheimer’s research

Alzheimer’s research is a subject very close to my heart, so I was pleased to see it was included as a topic at one of the fringe meetings at the Conservative Party conferences.

Prof Clive Ballard, Director of Research for the Alzheimer’s Society, describes in this video the huge challenges faced in securing future research funding, and bureaucracy in the UK which hinders progress.

We may need these drugs one day, or indeed our loved ones, and it makes no sense at all not to encourage the speedy development of future medicines for Alzheimer’s, as well as other diseases.


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  3. I wonder – which will demand more intensive research? Prostate Cancer or Alzheimer’s disease?!!

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