When:Thursday 11 November 2021
What time: 2-3pm GMT
Where: Online (Zoom Webinar)
At this event, we will be hearing about research into the links between sleep and dementia. Researchers from our Imperial College Research Network will share their research studying whether sleep abnormalities contribute to Alzheimer’s, or whether they may be a consequence of brain changes that have occurred in the disease.
As well as talking about their research, they will answer your questions during the Q&A session.
The event will take place on Zoom, and is free to attend. It is open to everyone, and no previous knowledge of dementia or research is required.
Dr Mathieu Nollet works at the UK Dementia Research Institute based at Imperial College London. In his research, he studies the development of sleep disturbances in Alzheimer’s disease. Problems with sleep is often reported by people with Alzheimer’s, and these problems can appear before other symptoms like memory problems. However, it’s not clear whether poor sleep causes or aggravates brain changes in Alzheimer’s, or whether sleep disruption is a consequence of the disease. He will talk about his research trying to unravel the links between sleep and Alzheimer’s, to understand how brain changes such as amyloid build up may also affect sleep.
Dr Berta Anuncibay Soto is a scientist at the UK Dementia Research Institute based at Imperial College London. In her research, she is trying to unravel the relationship between sleep disturbances and Alzheimer’s disease. She will talk about the different tools and methods she uses to study this in the lab, to understand how poor sleep is linked with diseases like Alzheimer’s.