Breakthrough in Alzheimer’s research thanks to donations and legacies

(30-05-2023) Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia and ALS are devastating diseases with no prospect of recovery. Thanks to donations and legacies from patients Ghent University professor Bart Dermaut recently made a breakthrough in his research.

In 2018, Professor Bart Dermaut’s team began research and genetic analysis of Alzheimer’s disease and related neurodegenerative disorders at Ghent University. A year later, he received a phone call. “A woman had lost one of her close relatives to dementia,” he says. “She wanted to support our research team financially, both through her future estate, and with donations during her lifetime.”