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Franklin-Wilkins Building (room number tbc), King’s College London, Waterloo Campus, Stamford Street London SE1 9NH (5 mins from Waterloo Station)

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This workshop will be led by Dr Shahid Zaman, Associate lecturer & consultant psychiatrist at the University of Cambridge. Shahid works for an integrated social and health care learning disability service in Cambridgeshire and also leads a program of research aimed to understand the nature of Alzheimer’s disease in people with Down’s syndrome.

This workshop will focus on people with Down’s syndrome, who are at a very high risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. It will present the background to the problem: the epidemiology and our current understanding of the pathology of the disease, and how we are beginning to understand it better by presenting some data from our work. The workshop will also present and discuss how running a ‘memory clinic’ in the learning disability service and using a multiagency and multidisciplinary approach produces the best outcome for those diagnosed with dementia. It will highlight how social care is a major determinant of outcome for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Franklin-Wilkins Building (room number tbc), King’s College London, Waterloo Campus, Stamford Street London SE1 9NH (5 mins from Waterloo Station)

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