It’s not often that you hear the word hope associated with Alzheimer’s. Decoding Alzheimer’s is all about finding hope through understanding.
When Mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, my life changed. To support her I needed to understand every aspect of the disease to find hope.
Alzheimer’s may take away the person as we always knew them, but it should not define them – they are still who they always were. This is my Mum’s story.
Alzheimer’s is a complex disease and requires a multi-level approach if we are to fully understand its mechanisms and work towards a cure.
There is a lot of confusion and misunderstanding about Alzheimer’s. Is it dementia? Is it more than just memory loss? What is its global impact?
A professor in the UK says it’s a misconception that Alzheimer’s is a natural part of ageing. However there are some known risk factors.
Alzheimer’s is not solely a disease about loss of memory. There is scientific basis for the different early warning signs and symptoms associated with the disease.
Alzheimer’s does not stem from the mutation in a single gene, but is highly complex. Unravelling this complexity is difficult but not insurmountable.
There is a large global network of scientists working on ways to diagnose and prevent Alzheimer’s, providing hope that a cure will ultimately be found.
Scientists are often too busy to talk about their research, but I’ve cajoled some of our top minds to share some of their unique research in Alzheimer’s.
Yesterday coffee was bad for us, today it could extend our lives? The mixed messages from the media are confusing at best and inaccurate at worst.
It’s important to explain the science of Alzheimer’s to understand the disease. Here I attempt to demystify the latest research in the field.
I am a physicist and systems biologist who is passionate about finding a cure for Alzheimer’s. Would you like to collaborate? Learn more about me?
My over-riding ambition is to bring a better understanding of the mechanisms of Alzheimer’s through a multi-pronged scientific approach.
I’ve been privileged to network with some great scientific minds, who together, want to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. The network keeps expanding. Please join me.
Systems biology isn’t a new idea, but it’s still an emerging one in Alzheimer’s research. I believe it is a crucial tool in helping us fully understand the disease.