Since 1901, when the first case of Alzheimer’s disease was discovered, humans have set foot on the moon, piloted aeroplanes, and built hoverboards and robots. We have developed complex treatments for cancer and antiretroviral drugs for HIV, but the ability to delay, prevent or cure Alzheimer’s disease has, as yet, eluded us.
This is what Samuel Cohen, Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, can’t understand. In the video below, he describes why research into this disease is so important, and what we can do to help.
A number of clinical trials are underway in both New Zealand and Australia, looking for ways to slow the very earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
If your memory isn’t what it used to be, a positive first step is to take our Memory Quiz, and learn more about early memory loss and a new clinical research trial.