“Let's Talk About Health” is all about advancing our knowledge of health and what goes wrong in disease. Join us to hear about new research in our University that is increasing our understanding of diseases and providing new advances in treatment. 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. We look forward to seeing you there!
Professor Karen Chapman
University/BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science
As people get older, they often find their mental abilities (like memory, reasoning, and learning new skills) aren’t as good as they once were. Sometimes this ‘cognitive decline' affects what they're able to do day-to-day, due to illnesses like Alzheimer’s Disease or other causes of dementia. Join us to learn about our recent research on the causes of cognitive ageing, its effects on people’s lives, and whether there’s anything that can be done to help people’s brains stay sharp in old age.
Dr Stuart Ritchie, and Dr Susan Shenkin, Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology (CCACE), The University of Edinburgh
Doors open 4.30pm with teas and coffees available.
Refreshments available after event.