Are scientists FINALLY on the verge of beating dementia? We look at the promising new findings...



Deep within the Andes in a coastal town called Yarumal, 5,000 people are at risk of developing Alzheimer’s by their 40s. The locals say they are cursed with La Bobera, or ‘the foolishness’ — a spell that causes people to lose their minds.
But in truth they possess a genetic mutation that causes early-onset Alzheimer’s.
This high chance of developing the disease means scientists can justify testing experimental medicines with the hope that this will lead to new drugs.
Dementia affects 850,000 people in the UK, and this number is set to rise to 1 million within the next decade. Around half a... read more

 
28 November 2017 in Health, Views: 44
Source: Daily Mail
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