Drug hope for dementia and stroke victims

05 July 2018 – Express

A drug to prevent dementia and strokes could soon be on the way after a breakthrough study. British scientists have managed to reverse a condition that causes blood vessels in the brain to narrow – triggering the devastating neurological illnesses.

Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) damages brain tissue by cutting off its blood supply and is responsible for almost half of British dementia cases and can worsen symptoms of Alzheimer’s, dementia’s commonest form.

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