Well done the dementia community. They deserve it! Now they have moved out of the Cinderella role and have joined the flagship diseases of cancer and heart.
I hope we can benefit from advances made in treatment and understanding the cause of this devastating disease. But I do worry that funding of neurological research may now be diverted from other Cinderella diseases including Parkinson's.
The arguments for advancing the treatment of Parkinson's are in many ways the same as those for dementia. But the public do not perceive Parkinson's as a threat. What can we do to inform them of the threat of Parkinson's and the devastation it causes to sufferers and their families?