16 May 2016
Coinciding with Dementia Awareness Week, the new Defying Dementia website has been launched.

In addition to raising awareness of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Motor Neurone Disease, Defying Dementia raises funds for research into the conditions, by scientists based in the Faculty of Health and Medicine.

In particular, Professor Christian Holscher is developing novel drugs that show great promise to treat Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, whilst Professor David Allsop's work into a drug that blocks the formation of the 'senile plaques' found in the brains of dementia patients is progressing towards human clinical trials.