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Queen's Medical Research Institute, The University of Edinburgh

47 Little France Crescent

Edinburgh

EH16 4TJ

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'Let's Talk About Health' is all about advancing our knowledge of normal human and animal biology, and what goes wrong in disease.

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Join us to hear about new research in our University that is increasing our understanding of diseases and providing new advances in treatment of both humans and animals. Guests will be able to talk to our young scientists about their research, and S4 and S5 pupils will have an opportunity to tour our labs before the talks at Edinburgh BioQuarter, or participate in a workshop before talks at Easter Bush. We look forward to seeing you there!

Let's talk about dementia - what happens to the brain and how can we fix it?

Colin Smith and Tara Spires-Jones, UK Dementia Research Institute at The University of Edinburgh

Approximately 50 million people worldwide are living with dementia and the annual global cost of dementia is over £600 billion. The most important risk factor for dementia is ageing, so these staggering numbers are set to grow in the coming years unless we find ways to prevent or treat the diseases that cause dementia symptoms.

Join us to hear about what dementia actually is, what causes dementia, and the brain changes that occur in Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of dementia. Hear about the current cutting edge research at the University of Edinburgh aiming to fully understand these changes in order to develop effective treatments.

This lecture is free and open to all.

Doors open 4.30pm with teas and coffees available.

Lab tours and/or workshops offered to S4-S6 school pupils (first-come-first-served) from 4.30pm -5.25pm.

Refreshments available after event.

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