Plymouth scientist to present latest research findings into Alzheimer's at prestigious conference
A PLYMOUTH scientist will share the stage with a famous actor today as he presents his latest findings on Alzheimer's.
Dr Oleg Anichtchik, a dementia scientist from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, will take to the stage today to present his latest findings at the UK's largest dementia research conference organised by Alzheimer's Research UK.
Dr Anichtchik will share the stage with actor James Nesbitt, who has some recent experience of the impact of Alzheimer's on his family. The actor will use his conference address to urge greater public support of research efforts into dementia to speed progress to new breakthroughs.
Dr Anichtchik said: "It is a real pleasure to be asked to present my research at such an important conference, which attracts researchers from a range of different disciplines."
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The Alzheimer's Research UK Conference is being held in Belfast and coincides with Brain Awareness Week.
Dr Simon Ridley, head of research at Alzheimer's Research UK, said: "We know that dementia is caused by diseases in the brain, but there are many questions left to be answered about how and why these diseases develop. This research is helping to answer these questions, which will help point us in the direction of new targets for treatment.
"The Alzheimer's Research UK Conference is the largest event of its kind in the UK and provides a perfect opportunity for Dr Anichtchik to showcase his pioneering research.
"There are 820,000 people in the UK living with dementia – 2,700 in Plymouth alone – but sadly there are no treatments that can slow or stop the diseases that cause dementia.
"As the UK's leading dementia research charity, Alzheimer's Research UK firmly believes that the answers lie in research and we are proud to be leading the way towards a cure."