Authors: Hannah Churchill, Alzheimer’s Society (London, UK)
The Alzheimer’s Society (London, UK) is now funding more research than ever before, supporting over 180 research projects. With no new treatments for dementia in over 15 years this is an important focus for the charity. Through our research we bring hope to the outlook of everyone affected by dementia today and those who may be diagnosed in the future.
The Alzheimer’s Society Annual Conference 2018 welcomed over 600 delegates to the Kia Oval (London, UK) to hear all the latest news and developments in dementia policy and research. We brought together researchers, policy makers, individuals living with dementia, carers, former carers, clinicians and many more.
Over the 2 days we heard talks across many key areas in the field of dementia research today – developing better treatments, understanding more about the underlying causes of the condition, improving care for those living with the condition today and how ultimately we can take us closer to a cure. We saw a wide range of exciting themes emerging.
Here we share some of the key moments at the conference that demonstrated how dynamic and innovative dementia research is making an impact for people affected by the condition.
Big data: Simon Lovestone
It’s the age of ‘big data’, researchers across the globe are coming together to take on dementia, pooling their data and using big data sets to answer the big questions in dementia research.