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Neurodegenerative diseases

Neurodegenerative diseases

Neurogenerative diseases, although not synonymous with dementia, often lead to cognitive dysfunction and neurobehavioral problems.

In particular Alzheimer’s Disease and to a lesser degree Frontotemporal Dementia, dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson’s disease are the most common causes of dementia. Other major neurodiseases are Huntington’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and multiple sclerosis, but also depression.  The CTMM project  LeARN works on finding an early diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease.

A personal perspective on Alzheimer's

To understand what Alzheimer's means to real people, and why the CTMM LeARN project into Alzheimer's is so important, read the speech of the famous author Terry Pratchett at the Alzheimers Research Trust ninth Annual Network Conference or watch enclosed video.

What does Alzheimer's mean to the famous author Terry Pratchett?


Priorities in healthcare

Dr. Mary Baker, President of the EU Brain Council, Patron of the EU Parkinson's Disease Association, Member of the IMI Scientific Committee - talks about Priorities in Healthcare and what is being done to address them.

Watch the EFPIA Video

(via Twitter @EFPIA 15-11-2013)