The brain is arguably the most vital of organs. It is the source of everything we do, everything we think and everything we feel. It processes the cacophony of stimuli from the world around us into a coherent landscape we can see, touch, hear, smell and taste.
So when the brain goes wrong, lives are indelibly marred by the confusing and seemingly inexplicable breakdown in a loved one’s personality, their potential, and their defining traits.
This is why it is as important as ever to take stock of how far we have come in our pursuit of better understanding and treatment for brain diseases.
The Pulse spoke with Dr Ben Newton, Director of PET (Positron Emission Tomography) Neurology for GE Healthcare, about neurodegeneration, Alzheimer’s disease, and how close we are to finding a cure. Read more.