Dementia is one of the biggest health problems facing developed and developing countries. In the UK 700,000 people have dementia, with one new case every 3 minutes, a figure that is forecast to double within a generation. Currently, 42% of the UK population, know a close friend or family member with the condition and its financial costs alone, of over £17billion per year, are more than cancer; heart disease and stroke combined.
Professor Clive Holmes is the Professor of Biological Psychiatry at the University of Southampton. His research has been published in a wide range of journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Nature Medicine, Nature Genetics and the Lancet.