Alzheimer’s Research UK – February 13
It is estimated that by 2050, 115.4 million people will be suffering from dementia worldwide, according to the Alzheimer’s Society. The website of Alzheimer’s Research UK explains that Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common types of dementia, affecting two-thirds of all dementia cases. Advancing research helps advance the fight against dementia. Join a London Royal Park’s Challenge for Alzheimer’s Research UK on Saturday, February 13 to aid this cause.
Challenge yourself to this marathon distance trek between the 10 London Royal Park’s. This epic 42km route will take you across historic parkland and beautiful green spaces while passing some of the finest architecture in London.
How research has helped
Sadly, no cure has been found for dementia. Treatments that help control symptoms of dementia, such as memory loss or communication impairment, are available. But no remedy that stops or slows the condition exist. Yet. However, progress is being made.
For example, researchers have been able to identify 20 risk genes for Alzheimer’s which has led to the development of medication for the disease. They are now seeking to further understand the risks that lead to dementia and how a person can minimise them. Much needs to be done still and this is not possible without funding.
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