It’s been over a decade since a new drug came on the market for dementia, but that’s not due to a lack of trying. Dr John Davis will discuss with Marianne Talbot the challenges involved with discovering new dementia medicines and the innovative ways that scientists are working to overcome them, taking questions from the audience as they explore this important area of research.
Dr John Davis is Chief Scientific Officer at the Alzheimer’s Research UK Oxford Drug Discovery Institute, which focuses on novel targets in the dementia therapeutic area. The Institute brings together researchers from Biology, Chemistry, Psychiatry, and Neuroscience, and is part of a newly formed, world-class, network of three drug discovery institutes, sponsored by Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Oxford philosopher and writer Marianne Talbot lost both her parents to dementia. After her father died with vascular dementia, her mum, Lesley, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Marianne brought Lesley to live with her and looked after her for five years before making the hard decision to put her into care. She published a book entitled Keeping Mum: Caring for Someone with Dementia, which chronicles their experience together
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