Public Invited To Day Of Dementia Talks, Tours, Theatre And Music

Members of the public are being invited to a free event about dementia in Cardiff next week. The meeting, supported by Alzheimer’s Research UK and organised by scientists from the charity’s Cardiff Research Network, will take place from 11.30am on 2 December at Cardiff University.

The event will include special performances from the Young Persons with Dementia Choir and Monstrous Productions Theatre Company. There is also the opportunity to tour the brand new dementia research laboratories.

There will be short talks covering the current drugs available for dementia, the genetics of Alzheimer’s and an update on the latest dementia research.

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity and funds more than £20m of pioneering dementia research across the UK. The charity has funded a total of £1.7 million of research in Wales.

Dr Denise Harold, from the Cardiff University School of Medicine, said:

“This is a great opportunity to hear from those at the frontline of research. Dementia currently affects over 36,000 people in Wales, and across the UK, 25 million people know a close friend or family member with the condition. We encourage anyone who wants to know more about dementia and our efforts to defeat it to attend on 2 December.”

Alison Cranage of Alzheimer’s Research UK, who is speaking at the event, said:

“We welcome anyone to come along to this free event and find out more about dementia and the research underway at Cardiff University. There will also be an opportunity to pick up information about dementia and talk to organisations involved in research and support. It is a fantastic opportunity to put your questions to the experts.”

The event runs from 11.30am to 3.30pm at Cardiff University’s Hadyn Ellis Building, Maindy Road, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Places must be booked in advance – please contact Cardiff University Alzheimer’s research team on 02920 688042 or email braddelam@cf.ac.uk

 

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