People with type 2 diabetes have a 50% risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease – this is an astonishingly high association between two diseases – however the relationship between the two conditions is not currently known.

Ground-breaking research by leading dementia researcher - Professor Myra Conway – is investigating the link between the two diseases. It is hoped a better understanding of the relationship between the diseases, may pave the way to treatments that can delay Alzheimer’s Disease progression.

When Ann and David Parry of the Parry Family Charitable Foundation, heard about Myra’s innovative dementia and diabetes research project, they decided to help speed up research progress by funding three pieces of state-of-the-art laboratory equipment at the University of the West of England.

This valuable equipment will be used daily by Myra and her team, helping the researchers to achieve data more rapidly and efficiently. Once the research has concluded, the equipment will be used to support other vital projects.

The Parry’s visited the university laboratory this month to meet Myra’s team and to see the new equipment in action.

Ann Parry,

It was so interesting to meet Myra and her team. They are doing such important work and it was wonderful to hear how our equipment funding is driving research progress.

Prof Conway

I want to thank Ann and David for helping transform our ability to achieve our aims - to fully understand how these two common diseases are linked - and with that knowledge we can come up with therapies to delay disease onset.

A huge thank you from BRACE to Ann and David, Trustees of the Parry Family Charitable Foundation, for their generous support towards world class dementia research.

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