Scientists in Manchester will share the latest findings of their dementia research next week at a public meeting supported by Alzheimer’s Research UK.
The free public event will see top researchers from the University of Manchester talking openly about their work and how it can make a difference to the lives of over 820,000 people in the UK living with dementia. Members of the public will also be able to learn more about Alzheimer’s Research UK, the pioneering research it funds, and have their questions answered by a panel of experts.
Steve Chew-Graham, administrator of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Manchester Network, will be giving a talk on the facts and myths of brain donation. He said:
“This free meeting is a fantastic way for people to learn about the research we are doing right here in Manchester.
“There will be five short talks covering a range of topics in dementia research- from the role of our genes to the role of social workers. I would urge anyone interested in or affected by dementia to come along on the 22 October and find out more.”
Dr Simon Ridley, Head of Research at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said:
“It is really exciting for us to be able to support this event in Manchester. As we rely entirely on donations from the public to fund our scientists, it is really important for us to show our supporters the progress we are making.
“There are currently over 4000 people in Manchester living with dementia, with this figure expected to rise significantly. Despite costing the UK economy £23 billion pounds a year, research into dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is hugely underfunded compared to other diseases. We hope that people will come along and see the progress that is being made and the impact that research can have on the lives of those with dementia”.
The meeting will take place on Saturday 22 October at the Chancellors Hotel, Fallowfield, Manchester from 2pm until 4.30pm. For further information about the meeting contact Steve Chew-Graham 0161 206 2561or email Stephen.email@example.com