Alzheimer's Society Otago chairwoman Lyneta Russell (left), Brain Health Research Centre acting director John Reynolds, and Alzheimer's Society Otago manager Julie Butler at yesterday's hand-over of $50,000 for research. Photo by Linda Robertson.
University of Otago researchers trying to pinpoint people who
will develop Alzheimer's disease have been given a $50,000
bequest by Alzheimer's Society Otago .
The money had to go to research as a condition of the
bequest, Alzheimer's Society Otago manager Julie Butler said.
Brain Health Research Centre acting director John Reynolds
told society board members yesterday research funding had
become harder to obtain.
He spent about a third of his work time completing funding
Scientific officer Diane Guevremont, who has been working on
the Alzheimer's identification research, said the bequest
would be used for research to validate early ''exciting''
She promised the board to work ''my hardest'' to try to
ensure something concrete emerged that would allow earlier
identification of cases.