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Dementia research - video transcript

The current research around dementia tells us that there are a number of causes, with Alzheimer’s disease being the most common. It's still unknown why it occurs and there is currently no cure. Learn more about the current research into dementia.

Video transcript

Sally

Every day on the news, we hear the latest research has got a cure for this and a cure for that. We want to make sure that Carol is receiving the best treatment. So what does the current evidence tell us?

Professor Susan Kurrle

The research around dementia tells us that there are a number of causes for dementia, and Alzheimer's disease is the commonest cause.

We still don't know why it happens. People are constantly looking to look at possible treatments that slow the progress of the disease. But we've been hoping for 30 years that there would be a cure, and it's still around the corner.

Carol

Although our time together is precious, and I know it's going to get harder, I would like to do my bit for research. So how can I get involved?

Professor Susan Kurrle

There is a huge amount of research going into this. And if people want to be involved with studies, there are a number of studies listed on the Alzheimer's Australia website. And they can contact these centres directly.

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Last reviewed: December 2015

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