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Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing

Dementia: Causes, treatments and social impact

From MICRA and Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Thursday 19 February 2015


Currently, over 830,000 people in the UK live with dementia and this number will double in the next 30 years. Significant advances are being made in our understanding of the causes of dementia, in developing treatments and in helping individuals, their families and carers live well with dementia. This afternoon of short talks by leading experts explored the causes of dementia, outlined research that is being undertaken here in Manchester to understand and tackle dementia, explained the crucial role of clinical trials in dementia, and discussed the social impact that dementia has on individuals.