Without a way to stop or prevent the diseases that cause dementia, one in three children born today will go on to develop the condition in their lifetime.
The odds are worse for Carli Pirie, whose family has a rare genetic form of Alzheimer’s.
Carli’s mother and grandmother both developed early-onset Alzheimer’s in their late 40s and Carli has a 50/50 chance of carrying the gene.
Carli has written to the new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to invest in better treatments, diagnosis and preventions for people with dementia You can read her letter below:
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