“By 2025, an estimated one million people in the UK and Ireland will have dementia.
Our goal is to find ways to detect it before symptoms appear.
We hope to help predict who is at greatest risk of developing dementia, and help deliver new treatments that slow or prevent the disease.”
The PREVENT Dementia study is a unique study of 40-59 year olds at varying risk of future cognitive decline. Ably led by @craig_ritchie68 and funded by @alzheimerssoc we are collecting rich clinical, cognitive and imaging data with really exciting results thus far. https://t.co/ncoFygdUS0
Coco Newton @Cambridge_Uni tells the PREVENT #imaging meeting how her project combines #VirtualReality tasks with powerful MRI #brain scans to probe the 'GPS system of the brain'
First PREVENT participant takes part later this month!
Being in the study is not just interesting but also like having regular health checks allowing me to spot and correct any health issues I may have before I have even noticed them. The data collected by the study may also be useful for other studies making my contribution all the more valuable.
Seeing the effect on my parents’ lives of my father’s Alzheimer’s and Vascular Dementia, the opportunity to take part in this research programme was welcomed. Helping the search for answers to why and who might develop dementia, even in a very small way, has been both interesting and rewarding.