Dementia is a global health Time Bomb!
'Dementia is one of the largest neglected global health challenges of our generation, with 36 million people living with the condition today. By 2050 115 million people - almost twice the current population of the UK - will be living with dementia worldwide. What we must learn from the AIDS movement is that by investing now, we will save later. Having a global action plan to defeat dementia is the first step to making a difference to millions of people.'
Professor Peter Piots – 2012
“This year , the UK is using its presidency of the G8 to spearhead a global effort to tackle dementia through research.
"With an ageing population, dementia is soon to become the biggest burden on healthcare systems around the world. In 2010, the global cost of dementia was around £400 billion and this figure will continues to rise as more people are diagnosed each year. Alzheimer's disease international estimates that about 135 million people will be living with dementia by 2050”
Alzheimers Society – Supporting the G8 Dementia Summit 2014
Introduction - The alkaloid galanthemine has long been known and used with success to retard the advance of Alzheimers for early stage sufferers. It has been manufactured synthetically for many years, but is expensive in this form, sold to pharmaceutical companies. As a drug, it is sold under the name Reminyl among others.
Daffodils & Galanthemine - Recent high quality scientific research supported by DEFRA including a range of substantive field trials in the Brecon Beacon Mountains in Wales over the last 5 years, has shown that Galanthamine can be produced in approaching commercially viable quantities, through the natural propagation of Daffodils at 1,000 feet of altitude.
Higher Altitude Impact - Smaller trials in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Spain have proven that for every 1,000ft increase in altitude specific varieties produce a doubling of galanthamine production, per plant per growing season. We are carrying out further high trials in the Pyrenees this winter (2015).
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