Experts from the University of Manchester will take to the stage on Saturday 19 May for a free public meeting to talk about dementia. The annual meeting, supported by Alzheimer’s Research UK, will this year focus on frontotemporal dementia to coincide with a large scientific conference on the condition being held in Manchester later in the year.
Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity and funds world-class research to prevent, treat and cure dementia. It currently supports more than three quarters of a million pounds of research at the University of Manchester, having already funded more than £2 million of research across the UK into frontotemporal dementia.
Frontotemporal dementia is the second most common cause of dementia in people under the age of 65, with symptoms often including personality and behavioural changes, language problems and difficulty concentrating or planning. The University of Manchester is currently a hub of expertise and research into frontotemporal dementia, and is inviting people to come along to the free event to learn more about the condition.
The meeting will feature five short talks covering topics including current progress in research, dementia nursing, and legal issues. There will also be organisations there to provide more general information on support, care and research into dementia.
Prof David Mann, Professor of Neuropathology at the University of Manchester, said:
“We hold this public meeting every year and it is always very popular. This year we are focusing on frontotemporal dementia and hope that people will come along to find out more about this rarer cause of dementia. There will be short talks on a wide range of topics around frontotemporal dementia and it will be a great opportunity for people to ask questions.”
The meeting will take place on Saturday 19 May from 2.00-5.00pm at the Chancellors Hotel, Moseley Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6ZT. Free parking and refreshments will be provided and there is no need to book a place in advance.