Dementia cure may be just five years away, says world expert – London Telegraph

A cure for dementia could be found within five years, the leader of the global council on the disease has said.

Dr Dennis Gillings, outgoing chairman of the World Dementia Council, said recent scientific progress had surpassed his expectations, with two potential breakthroughs now on the horizon.

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, he was “optimistic” that treatments which could remove the plaques in the brain associated with dementia, and those to unscramble the neural tangles which characterise the disease might be developed as soon as 2020.

A dear friend has a family history of this issue and consequently, I can’t help but pay attention to any and all information related to cognitive decline diseases.  Perhaps there’s a chance that my son’s generation will never know what it’s like to lose a parent to thise problem.