Dementia: Causes, treatments and social impact
From MICRA and Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Thursday 19 February 2015
- Dr Emma O’Brien (Alzheimer's Research UK) - Role of Alzheimer's Research UK
- Professor Nigel Hooper (Professor of Cell Biology, University of Manchester) - ‘Challenges and opportunities for dementia research’
- Dr Angela Parker (Clinical Research Network: Greater Manchester - Research Delivery Manager)- 'Are you asking me to be a guinea-pig? The role of clinical trials in dementia'
- Professor John Keady (Professor of Mental Health Nursing and Older People, University of Manchester) - ‘Drawn from life: Biographical and social research in dementia studies’
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.