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p. 1266. The future of dementialocked

  • Kathleen Taylor

Abstract

There is still no cure for dementia, but that could change; scientists now have more tools for understanding neurodegeneration, and funding for research is at unprecedented levels. ‘The future of dementia’ explores the challenges facing sufferers and their families, including the lack of a cure or treatment based on the amyloid hypothesis, and economic and psychological demands on carers in an overstretched system dependent on unpaid labour. Our recent history of modern conveniences—cheap food, pollution, and climate change—may create more dementia patients. Making small changes in our lives can reduce our own risk of dementia and help us make life easier for those who already have it.

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