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A national screening programme to pick up Alzheimer’s disease is on the horizon, experts have said, after insisting that drugs to fight dementia will be ready within 10 years.
And once drugs were able to treat the disease, a programme to find those at most risk will almost certainly follow, experts told a briefing in London.
When Emma Lawton was 29 she was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
As a graphic designer, drawing is a huge part of her life but over the past three years the tremor in her hands has grown more pronounced stopping her from writing and drawing straight lines.
Enter Haiyan Zhang and her invention that is changing Emma's life
New research, published in the scientific journal Radiology, highlights the potential of using a type of brain scan as a diagnostic tool in Parkinson's.
The Nottingham University Hospital researchers, funded by Parkinson's UK, used an MRI brain scan to study changes in a pigment in the part of the brain affected by Parkinson's.
It seems the nerve damage behind Parkinson's starts in the stomach or colon before spreading to brain cells - but we don't know what's causing it.
More than 40 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer's disease, and that number is expected to increase drastically in the coming years. But no real progress has been made in the fight against the disease since its classification more than 100 years ago. Scientist Samuel Cohen shares a new breakthrough in Alzheimer's research from his lab as well as a message of hope. "Alzheimer's is a disease," Cohen says, "and we can cure it."