Behind the big dementia headlines: are we getting closer to a cure?

by | Mar 8, 2017 | Dementia, News

As we embark on a new year of dementia research, let’s take a look back to see how 2016 got us talking about dementia.

In Alzheimer’s diseases, there are two hallmark proteins that build up in the brain – amyloid and tau. Unsurprisingly, these two proteins have become the focus of drug discovery research in Alzheimer’s disease. And 2016 was a critical year for proving that one of these approaches might work. In this blog, we’ll explore what happened and how these stories made the headlines Alzheimer’s Research UK