Alzheimer’s: Beyond the Gene? seminar

Yesterday I attended Alzheimer’s: Beyond the Gene? seminar held by Carduff University & Bristol University. Speakers at the seminar presented the latest neurogenetics research in connection with finding drugs and ways to cure Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, and dementia.

Talks that I found interesting were from Proff John Hardy on his research findings in identifying DNA that can repair neurons in cerebellum (part of brain that helps control movements, language and attention) that caused progressive Alzheimer’s and dementia, and a talk from Dr David Llewellyn findings based upon the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) and Algorithmic approaches to Dementia Identification.

 

Dr Llewellyn and his team is developing an app called DECODE Dementia that can help detect dementia. He based his research on >12k participants aged 50+ from 2002 on their health, cultural background, wellbeing, financial, nurse visit & physical function data into algorithm for more accurate & clinical identification.

These researches are still continuing in the hope of findings the right drugs to cure and eliminate alzheimer’s and dementia. I wish to include these promising research in my illustration book about Alzheimer’s.

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