Medicine for members lecture: Dementia: causes, diagnosis and the future
Professors James Rowe, Peter St George Hyslop and John O’Brien will present a lay fusion talk on dementia, looking at; causes, diagnosis, what experimental treatments are in the pipeline and managing behavioural symptoms. The lecture is free to attend.
Professor James Rowe
James Rowe is Professor of Cognitive Neurology and Director of the Centre for Fronto-temporal Dementia. His team are piecing together how it is that molecular changes in the brain lead to poor memory and challenging behaviour in patients, and how this knowledge can directly lead to new approaches to treating and preventing dementia.
Professor Peter St George Hyslop
Peter St George Hyslop is a medical scientist, neurologist and molecular geneticist who is known for his research into neurodegenerative diseases. His team focuses upon understanding the causes and molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and Fronto-Temporal Dementia.
Professor John O’Brien
John O’Brien is a Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge and an active clinician. He has research interests in biomarkers and brain imaging in dementia, Lewy body dementia and clinical trials. He was a member of the 2018 NICE Dementia guideline group and was awarded the 2018 Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Lifetime Achievement Award in Older Peoples Mental Health.
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Tel: 01223 256256