Join us on 20 July to find out how genetics and lifestyle can affect your chances of developing dementia.
When: 20 July 5-8pm
Where: Lecture theatre, 33 Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG
Dementia is in the spotlight like never before. It is increasingly in the headlines with recent coverage suggesting that ‘one in three people born in the UK in 2015 will develop dementia’ and that ‘living near busy roads increases dementia risk’. But what is our risk of developing dementia, and how important is our lifestyle compared to our genetics?
Whether dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (the most common cause of dementia) are inherited is one of the most common questions we’re asked. It’s a top autocomplete in Google searches and 1,000 people searching for the answers visit our website every month.
Programme for the evening
What affects our risk of developing dementia?
Dr Tim Shakespeare, Research Communications Officer at Alzheimer’s Society, explains how genetics and lifestyle contribute to different types of dementia.
How do we make sense of the stats?
Dr Alexandra Freeman, Executive Director of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication, shows how to interpret the statistics about risk we're frequently faced with.
Would you want to know?
Dr Elisabeth Rosser, Consultant in Clinical Genetics, talks about the difficult decision facing people who have a rare inherited form of Alzheimer’s.
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After the talks, you’ll have the opportunity to meet researchers working on dementia. You can find out more about the latest tests they’re developing and information and advice on dementia and risk factors.
If you have any questions, please email the Research team at firstname.lastname@example.org