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Alzheimer’s disease is the most common neurological disease, affecting half of the World’s population over 85. The World Alzheimer Report estimated that the $604bn (£388bn) costs associated with dementia in 2010 amounted to more than one per cent of the world's gross domestic product. About 70% of these costs occur in Western Europe and North America.

There are no disease-modifying drugs currently available to treat the initiation or progression of AD, with currently approved products only providing temporary symptomatic relief.

There is an immediate unmet need for the development of new treatments that target the underlying causes of Alzheimer’s disease and allow early intervention before irreversible pathological changes occur. Meeting this need is the entire focus of Talisman’s work.