Scotland dementia R&D network joins UK race for early diagnosis
This article was originally published in Clinica
Early diagnosis is a stated priority of Scotland's Dementia Research Network, formally launched today. Over the next three years, it will receive just over £1m ($1.83m) to promote and co-ordinate R&D through four existing academic hubs. The Scottish government noted the advances in terms of understanding the degenerative process of Alzheimer's disease at the cellular level. The condition affects most of the 6% of people aged over 65 in Scotland who have dementia. England has a large dementia R&D network; Wales and Northern Ireland have launched similar initiatives.