“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.”
Despite Covid and some serious snow we made it! All 700 participants are part of the @AD_PREVENT team working to understand #brainhealth and how to #preventdementia. It's been great to have been part of this project for the last 7 years! 🎉 https://twitter.com/CenDemPrevent/status/1365272995195928576
We're proud to have supported the @AD_PREVENT programme since 2013. Congratulations to the team &
@craig_ritchie68 on recruiting their 700th participant! Their work is so important in understanding dementia, bringing us closer to new treatments & preventions. #ThePrevent700 https://twitter.com/AD_PREVENT/status/1365275496645328898
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.