University of Bradford hosts free public meeting on dementia
11 June 12
People are being given the opportunity to learn more about dementia and dementia research next week at the University of Bradford. Dementia experts from across the region will take to the stage at a free public meeting on Monday 18 June. The event has been organised by scientists at the University of Bradford and is supported by Alzheimer's Research UK, the UK's leading dementia research charity.
The event will provide an opportunity for people to pick up information about dementia and listen to short talks about dementia research and treatment. Speakers will include Dr Roger Bullock, a consultant psychiatrist and researcher who will talk about treatments of dementia and Dr Hugh Pearson from the University of Leeds to give an overview of research in Yorkshire. There will also be a talk from someone living with dementia, along with a speaker from the Meri Yaadain Dementia Project, which promotes awareness of dementia in South Asian communities.
Dr Samar Betmouni, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bradford, who is organising the meeting, said: "We would welcome everyone to come along, learn more about dementia, and ask questions in a friendly and informal environment. This meeting is a great opportunity for people to learn about the research taking place on their doorstep and the impact this research can have on the lives of people with dementia."
Dr Laura Phipps of Alzheimer's Research UK, said: "With over 5,000 people in Bradford alone living with dementia, there is a desperate need to understand more about this devastating condition. As we rely on donations to fund our pioneering research programme, it is hugely important for us to show our supporters the progress we are making."
11 June 12
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