Experts will take to the stage next week to give a series of short public talks about dementia. The meeting on Monday 18 June has been organised by members of the East Central Scotland Research Network of Alzheimer’s Research UK.
The free meeting will feature four short talks, along with the opportunity to pick up leaflets and information from organisations involved in dementia research and care. Speakers will include Professor Frank Gunn-Moore, a dementia scientist from the University of St Andrews who will talk about the biology, chemistry and physics of Alzheimer’s disease, and Dr Peter Connelly, an Old Age Psychiatrist who will talk about the involvement of patients in dementia research.
Prof Gunn-Moore, Professor of Molecular Neurobiology at the University of St Andrews, said:
“This aim of this meeting is to provide people with information about dementia and about the research underway to understand and tackle it. The meeting is free for anyone to attend and there is no need to book. We hope that people will turn up, ask questions, and learn more about dementia research and how they can get involved.”
Tim Parry of Alzheimer’s Research UK, said:
“There are more than 50,000 people across Scotland living with dementia, and this number is expected to rise. Research is the only solution to the growing dementia crisis and we are currently supporting almost a million pounds of pioneering dementia research in Scotland. We rely solely on generous donations from the public to fund our research, so it is hugely important for us to show people the progress we are making.”
The meeting will run from 6.30-8.30pm at the Medical and Biological Sciences Building, North Haugh, University of St Andrews, KY16 9TF. There is free parking and tea and coffee will be provided.