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Alzheimer’s clinical trial commences

Thank you to our generous donors who have made possible the commencement of our Alzheimer’s treatment trial.

Professor Kate Hoy and her team are now able to recruit over 100 participants to trial a non-invasive brain stimulation treatment – called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation – that shows promise in the fight against memory loss.

Interest in the trial has been significant, with over 850 people expressing interest and potential participants undergoing rigorous assessments to ensure suitability, including a referral letter from their treating doctor.

The trial aims to establish how Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation can restore dysfunctional connections in the brain using a personalised approach, with the aim of improving brain function and fighting memory loss in Alzheimer’s.

The treatment involves scans of the brain to establish the exact locations requiring stimulation, which is provided 5 days a week for 6 weeks, then weekly for a further 6 weeks.

We urgently need funding to expand this trial across the country and help researchers turn this treatment into reality. Your generosity will give hope to people living with the distress of Alzheimer’s disease.

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