Discovering ageing

14599057094_556c720cf5_oKenneth Rockwood is Professor of Medicine (Geriatric Medicine & Neurology) and consultant geriatrician at Capital Health in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and Honorary Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Manchester. Here he reports from the 12th International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases, held in Nice.

At the March 2015 AD/PD meeting in Nice, the big news, for me anyway, wass that ageing is making its way back into dementia. Sessions such as “Impact of co-morbidities on Alzheimer’s pathogenesis and cognitive function in mouse models” and “Stress and telomere maintenance mechanisms in human life trajectories” elbowed their way into a program with presentations on “the analysis of longitudinal amyloid PET images” and “How do we treat Alzheimer’s disease a decade before dementia?”.

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