Letters Dementia challenge

Effective strategies for translating basic research into clinical success in Alzheimer’s disease

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1853 (Published 06 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1853
  1. Patrick L McGeer, professor1
  1. 1University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z3
  1. mcgeer{at}mail.ubc.ca

David Cameron held a summit of G8 ministers in December 2013 to shape an international response to the global dementia challenge. WHO director general Margaret Chan declared: “In terms of a cure, or even a treatment that can modify the disease, we are empty handed.” The health ministers’ response was: “The ambition to identify a cure or a disease-modifying therapy for …

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