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Inflammatory cells surrounding amyloid plaque and activation of astrocytes, critical in maintaining the brain health. Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute

What allegations of Alzheimer’s research fraud mean for patients

Not all Alzheimer’s research has been compromised by allegations of scientific fraud. But we should interrogate whether the governing bodies of research and drug approvals are truly effective.
Communities that are underrepresented in research may also be at increased risk for dementia, or tend to experience dementia differently, often with poorer quality of care, later diagnoses and at possibly higher rates than the general population. (Shutterstock)

Research and patient services need to reflect that Canadians from diverse communities are living with dementia

Much dementia research does not reflect ethnically diverse communities. Studies used to make policy, clinical and investment decisions in dementia should reflect the diverse Canadian population.

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