Comparison of Brain with and without Alzheimer’s Disease

Defying Dementia have produced a video with the University of Lancaster highlighting differences between a brain with and without Alzheimer’s Disease through a dissection of two brains. Professor David Mann (Neuropathologist and Director of the Manchester Brain Bank) undertakes the dissection. The video highlights the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease on the temporal lobe structures which is particularly marked.

Whilst writing about this I just wanted to draw attention to a really worthwhile cause – Defying Dementia. I’ll just quote from the University of Lancaster ‘Defying Dementia’ website.

Defying Dementia is a community-supported campaign designed to change the world that we live in and make a real difference to people’s lives, by tackling the big threat that is presented by brain diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Motor Neurone Disease‘.

Currently they are looking to crowdfund a trial of a research drug to be tested for Alzheimer’s Type Dementia. The nature of research means that even if the trial is completed, the drug may not be successful. However that is the nature of the research. There is further information about this on the website.

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