Please join us at the launch of the latest Campaign for Social Science booklet, Making the Case for the Social Sciences – Dementia, on Tuesday 15th March 2016.
The booklet will be launched by the Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, former Minister of State for Community and Social Care and a longstanding champion of improving dementia care, with invited contributions from Jane Ellison MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health. The seminar will feature an expert panel of leading researchers and senior policy makers including the Baroness Sally Greengross OBE.
Dementia is the major challenge of our time for health and social care. As Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer, said last year, “Treating patients with dementia costs £22 billion every year and we know that by 2025, some 34 million people across the globe are going to have dementia. Aside from the devastating impact dementia can have on individuals and their families, there is a real international economic incentive to enhance our understanding.” This booklet highlights striking examples of how UK social scientists are leading progress on this agenda. It includes research on innovative treatments, increasing access for BME communities, and methods that have raised standards of care and quality of life for people with dementia.
This issue, the eleventh in the Making the Case for the Social Sciences series celebrating the benefits of social science research and practice to society, is sponsored by the British Psychological Society, Age UK, the University of Bradford School of Dementia Studies, and the British Society of Gerontology.
Please allow for sufficient time for security checks at the House of Commons.
If you have any questions, please contact Helen Spriggs on firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0) 20 7682 4662
To access Committee Room 11, please use the St. Stephen's Entrace on St. Margaret Street. Printed invitations are not required, but recommended.
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Campaign for Social Science
The Campaign for Social Science was set up in 2011 to raise the profile of social science with the government, the media and the wider public.
In Spring 2015 we are visiting universities around the UK to promote the recommendations of our pre-election report The Business of People - #bizofpeople. We want to engage as many social scientists as possible in our mission to forge a unified and amplified voice for social science that will increase its impact and influence.