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'Curing, managing and living with Dementia'

In those aged over 50 years dementia is feared more than cancer and the topic is a staple of newspaper reporting. Although dementia is usually associated with Alzheimer’s disease there are many other causes and improved understanding offers hope for treatment.

This lecture will ask whether we can cure any of the dementias and if not, how can we best manage the disorder and support those individuals and their families living with dementia. It will also question whether dementia is an inevitable consequence of ageing and if not, how we can preserve cognitive health throughout the lifespan.

Professor Martin Rossor trained in Neurology at the National Hospital, Queen Square and undertook research into the neurochemistry of degenerative dementia at the MRC Neurochemical Pharmacology Unit, Cambridge. He is Professor of Clinical Neurology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and established a specialist cognitive disorders clinic which acts as a tertiary referral service for young onset and rare dementias. Martin's clinical research interests are in the degenerative dementias, particularly in familial disease, and he was editor of the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, and President of the Association of British Neurologists. He is currently the NIHR National Director for Dementia Research, Director of the NIHR Queen Square Dementia Biomedical Research Unit and a NIHR Senior Investigator.




Date and Time:

21 April 2016 at 6:30 pm


1 hour



Royal College of Physicians
11 St Andrews Place
020 70344901

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