When will dementia be cured?

Pitt, Vern
July 2010
Community Care;7/1/2010, Issue 1825, p24
The article discusses the British government's efforts to enhance funding for dementia research in order to find a cure for the disease. The new government has taken a pledge to keep the funding of dementia research as a priority. As per research, the number of genes responsible for developing Alzheimer's disease has risen from one to seven in the last two years. Julie Williams, professor of neuropsychological genetics at Cardiff University, new genes have led to a key factor in the research.


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