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Presymptomatic treatment for Alzheimer’s disease: feasible or fanciful? (15 Nov 2012)

UCL Sound on November 28, 2012 15:04

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    Lunch Hour Lecture - Autumn 2012

    Prof Nick Fox, Professor of Neurology, UCL Institute of Neurology, UCL Brain Sciences

    Alzheimer’s disease affects an estimated 400,000 people in the UK – that number will double over coming decades without treatments to delay or prevent disease. We are now able to ‘see’ the earliest brain changes of Alzheimer’s disease, which can appear years before first symptoms, opening up the possibility of presymptomatic trials. With serial imaging and videos of patients and at-risk individuals this lecture considers the potential and problems for such trials.

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