Dementia and Alzheimer's

National screening programme for Alzheimer's disease on horizon as drugs due by 2025

National screening programme for Alzheimer's disease on horizon as drugs due by 2025

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.

Alzheimer's is not normal aging - and we can cure it

Alzheimer's is not normal aging - and we can cure 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."

My simple invention, designed to keep my grandfather safe

My simple invention, designed to keep my grandfather safe

60% of people with dementia wander off, an issue that can prove hugely stressful for both patients and caregivers. In this charming talk, hear how teen inventor Kenneth Shinozuka came up with a novel solution to help his night-wandering grandfather and the aunt who looks after him ... and how he hopes to help others with Alzheimer's.