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Dementia Prevention Open Lecture Series - Future Directions: What needs to...

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Centre for Dementia Prevention Open Lecture Series

The University of Edinburgh's Centre for Open Learning and Centre for Dementia Prevention present a series of lectures to improve understanding of dementia and improve the lives of those living with or care for those with dementia.

The University of Edinburgh's Centre for Dementia Prevention combines research in science, medicine and social science to lead global efforts in preventing dementia.

This Open Lecture Series will highlight their vision to:

  • advance understanding of biomarkers in clinical and preclinical human populations

  • drive global efforts to deliver new medicines that could act before clinical symptoms of dementia appear

  • improve the experience of living with dementia by developing strategies that increase the quality of life

  • empower people to understand and protect their brain health, for a future without dementia.

Future Directions - What needs to be done?

In our fourth and final lecture, Prof. Craig Ritchie and Dr Graciela Muniz-Terera will discuss what the future of dementia prevention holds, including predictions and disease models, a patient's view and who is at risk.

Prof Craig Ritchie

Prof Ritchie is Professor of the Psychiatry of Ageing at the University of Edinburgh and Director of the Centre for Dementia Prevention. He is a leading authority on clinical trials in dementia and is leading the PREVENT project; a major initiative to identify mid-life risks for later life dementia and characterize early changes of neurodegenerative disease through imaging, genetic, cognitive and biomarker analyses. He also leads the ongoing EPAD (European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia) Consortium.

Dr Graciela Muniz-Terrera

Dr Graciela Muniz-Terrera is a biostatistician who is interested in new analytical methods to improve knowledge about memory decline experienced by older adults. She is particularly interested in understanding how individuals change relative to their previous level of functioning and also in the development of tools to predict the risk of developing dementia

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The event is free and open to the public. To secure your place, tickets have to be booked in advance via this page. The lecture will take place in a lecture theatre which is accessible to wheelchair users and equipped with an induction loop system.

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