Dementia Prevention Open Lecture Series - What is Neurodegenerative Disease...

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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.

What is Neurodegenerative Disease? Part 2

In our second lecture, Prof. Tara Spires-Jones, Dr Vanessa Raymont and Prof Karen Ritchie will discuss the biology of neurodegenerative disease and dementia, it's markers and diagnosis and how cognitive features, such as memory, reasoning and problem-solving may present across the disease spectrum.

Prof Tara Spires-Jones

Prof Tara Spires-Jones runs a research group studying brain changes in ageing and neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease. Her laboratory studies the connections between neurons, which in healthy brain allow learning and memory. The goal of the group is to understand the mechanisms of these connections' degeneration in order to develop treatments that will promote recovery of brain function.

Dr Vanessa Raymont

Dr Vanessa Raymont is a Senior Clinical Research Fellow in the Centre of Dementia Prevention. Dr Raymont’s particular clinical and research interests are in brain injury and memory disorders/dementia, as well as clinical trials in cognitive impairment. She has published extensively on traumatic brain injury.

Prof Karen Ritchie

Prof Karen Ritchie is a visiting professor in Edinburgh and directs a research centre in Neuropsychiatry within the French National Institute of Medical Research (INSERM) in Montpellier. Her research as an epidemiologist has focused on the development of models of dementia from population and clinical research in order to identify potential windows for intervention.

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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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