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When: Wednesday 16 December 2020
What time: 7 – 8pm
Where: Online (Zoom Webinar)

Join us this festive season to gain a deeper understanding of the big questions being answered by dementia research. Radio and TV presenter Edith Bowman will be joined by Prof Katie Lunnon, Chair of our Grant Review Board.

In their conversation, they will look back at the discoveries made by dementia researchers that have created our current understanding of the diseases that cause dementia. They will discuss the different avenues of research being explored by dementia scientists in the pursuit of breakthroughs, and the benefits this could deliver for everyone affected by dementia.

Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions, both ahead of the event and during it.

The event will take place online on Zoom, and it is free to attend. It is open to everyone, and no previous knowledge of dementia or research is required.

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The event will take place online on Zoom, and it is free to attend. It is open to everyone, and no previous knowledge of dementia or research is required.

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Speakers

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Edith Bowman is a radio, TV and podcast presenter. She became a supporter of Alzheimer’s Research UK after seeing the impact of a rare form of dementia, progressive supranuclear palsy, on her uncle, and her grandfather’s experience of vascular dementia. After visiting one of our researchers and discovering the power and hope that lies in research, Edith lent her support to the development of Dementia Explained, and kindly provided voiceovers for two children’s books about dementia.

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Prof Katie Lunnon is a dementia researcher based at the University of Exeter. She leads a group of scientists working on genomics – the study of genes and how they are regulated and behave. She and her team focus on dementia, trying to understand how different tags on genes are linked with the risk of developing the diseases that cause dementia. In 2020, Katie was appointed Chair of our Grant Review Board, which reviews and recommends the most promising research projects for Alzheimer’s Research UK to fund.

For more information or questions about the event, please email the Public Engagement team engage@alzheimersresearchuk.org