Finding HOPE through understanding Alzheimer’s
While ageing may be a risk factor, it’s a misconception that Alzheimer’s is a natural part of ageing
When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure
We're all in this together until we can diagnose, cure and eventually prevent Alzheimer's
We may be living with Alzheimer's, but we won't be defined by it
Treatment to delay Alzheimer's by just five years would reduce cases by 36%
If you, or someone you love was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, what would be your one wish?
Decoding Alzheimer’s is a place where you will be encouraged to find hope through understanding the science
behind Alzheimer’s, and by engaging with others who have been similarly touched by the disease.
Hi! I’m Dr Jenny Rollo and I’d like to very warmly welcome you to my small corner of the Internet.
Decoding Alzheimer’s is a very personal project of mine. I’ve experienced the emotional journey of supporting and ultimately losing my own mum to Alzheimer’s. As both a scientist and science communicator, this profound involvement has driven me to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s and also to raise community awareness about the disease.
We rarely hear the word ‘hope’ in the same breath as Alzheimer’s. This is a small corner of the Internet where I want this to change. From a better awareness of the disease through understanding the science, to learning about the latest research and being introduced to some awesome scientists, my goal is to inspire you to find hope that we are working towards finding a cure.
WE ARE WORKING HARD TO STOP THIS COUNTER IN ITS TRACKS
One new case of Alzheimer’s is diagnosed somewhere in the world every three seconds. This counter shows the number diagnosed just since Decoding Alzheimer’s was launched on September 6th, 2018.
ENGAGING THROUGH SHARING
The Alzheimer’s journey can feel lonely and sometimes overwhelming. I know, because I travelled it with my own mum. So, I’ve created special areas in this site to help you engage with others who have been touched in some way by Alzheimer’s. You can share your special memories through the Memory Bank, join the Book Club, or grab a tea or coffee and meet on the Decoding Alzheimer’s Facebook Group.
Find out more about the group of scientists who have distinguished themselves through their outstanding contribution to Alzheimer’s research and won this years’ Brain Prize 2018. One of the winners, Prof. John Hardy, is bringing his wealth of expertise in genetic and molecular neuroscience to my current project, which is beginning the process of building the first 3D computational model of the dynamics of Alzheimer’s.