Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and motor neuron diseases all result from neurodegeneration, the loss of structure and function of nerve cells. The founding fathers of clinical neurology could only speculate about cellular and molecular mechanisms. Today, we have immense information for a range of neurological diseases, which has changed the way we think about both care and cure.
Professor Leigh presents the stories about ideas and individuals that have inspired and influenced him in his 40-year career as he focuses on motor neuron disease and some rarer diseases. These have changed and continue to change the way we think and act about caring for neurodegenerative patients. The key is about humanity first and foremost, as transforming molecular insights into clinical practice is about caring for our patients better.