25 September 2024

Dementia: where are we at and where are we going?

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Online webinar 16.00 – 17.00

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This is the first event of the three-part SCItalks series on Dementia.

Dementia is all around us, in the news, our neighbourhoods and our own families. Although common, it is not normal ageing. Instead, it is caused by diseases of the brain. And we are at a tipping point in the fight against dementia. There has been rapid progress in understanding the diseases that cause dementia, and better ways to diagnose and predict them. There is also a much clearer understanding of how dementia can be prevented, by application of current knowledge in areas of social policy, personal lifestyle, and healthcare support. There are also exciting new treatments of dementia, which offer the prospect of slowing the illness, at least for some people. In today’s discussion, we will look at the progress made, the challenges that still lie ahead, and some of the discoveries that give grounds for optimism as we look ahead.

For further information on the second and third event of the three-part SCItalks series, please click on the links below:

October - click here
November - click here


Professor James Rowe

University of Cambridge

As Professor of Cognitive Neurology, James studies the mechanisms and treatment of Dementias. He trained in medical sciences and experimental psychology at Cambridge, before clinical training in Oxford and his PhD at UCL, London. After neurology specialist training in London and Copenhagen, he returned to Cambridge where he now leads the Dementia theme of the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, and directs the Cambridge Centre for Frontotemporal Dementia. He is Associate Director of Dementias Platform UK, and Chief Scientific Adviser to Alzheimers Research UK. His work brings together the detailed characterisation of disease, blood-based markers, brain imaging, genetics, computational models, and drug-studies to understand the mechanisms of disease and disease variability, as a pathway to new treatments. He is an active clinical neurologist, which underlies his determination that research focusses on the priorities for people affected by dementias.

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