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NIHR showcases the clinical research that could bring hope to the nation's dementia sufferers 

To mark the start of World Alzheimer’s Month, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is showcasing some of the cutting-edge clinical research that could bring new hope to dementia patients and their families.


Over the past two years, the National Institute for Health Research has put millions of pounds of extra investment into supporting clinical research into dementia, which affects 800,000 people in the UK – a figure that is expected to rise to one million people by 2021.


Now, as part of World Alzheimer’s Month, the National Institute for Health Research has launched http://www.crncc.nihr.ac.uk/focus_on/dementia Aimed at the general public, the online showcase highlights some of the pioneering work supported by the NIHR, which could lead to better treatments for dementia sufferers, and improvements in the quality of life for those with the condition.

 

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