Month: July 2016

Alzheimer’s cure or incurable hype?

Posted on 29 July 2016 by Professor Petroc Sumner

Yesterday many newspapers claimed a major breakthrough in dementia treatment: “Scientists create first drug to halt Alzheimer’s’” (The Times); “Scientists discover first drug to halt brain decline in Alzheimer’s” (The Sun). Is this true, or is it yet another exaggerated false hope for patients and their families? Digging in the detail will reveal no clear
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