Turning the tables on dementia
Dementia is now the UK’s leading cause of death. There are currently around 850,000 people suffering from dementia in the UK. That number is expected to rise to one million by 2025.
Someone is diagnosed with dementia every three minutes, and yet research is chronically underfunded and the disease remains little understood.
At Manchester, we’re at the forefront of the global drive to beat dementia. Our research team is led by Professor Alistair Burns, the NHS England National Clinical Director for Dementia.
We’re exploring everything ‘from cell to society’, looking at improving understanding of the disease, identifying potential treatments, and helping dementia sufferers lead more dignified, full lives.
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