1. What is Neurodegenerative Disease? (part 1)
From Robbie Bushe
What is Neurodegenerative Disease? Part 1
In our first lecture, Prof. Craig Ritchie will provide an introduction to the Dementia Prevention Open Lecture Series, discusses how, when and where dementia occurs, its symptoms and an overview of research into preventing dementia and cognitive decline.
Prof Craig Ritchie
Prof Ritchie is Professor of the Psychiatry of Ageing at the University of Edinburgh and Director of the Centre for Dementia Prevention. He is a leading authority on clinical trials in dementia and is leading the PREVENT project; a major initiative to identify mid-life risks for later life dementia and characterize early changes of neurodegenerative disease through imaging, genetic, cognitive and biomarker analyses. He also leads the ongoing EPAD (European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia) Consortium.
About the Dementia Prevention Open Lecture Series
The University of Edinburgh's Centre for Open Learning and Centre for Dementia Prevention present a series of lectures to improve understanding of dementia and improve the lives of those living with or care for those with dementia.
The University of Edinburgh's Centre for Dementia Prevention combines research in science, medicine and social science to lead global efforts in preventing dementia.
This Open Lecture Series will highlight their vision to:
advance understanding of biomarkers in clinical and preclinical human populations
drive global efforts to deliver new medicines that could act before clinical symptoms of dementia appear
improve the experience of living with dementia by developing strategies that increase the quality of life
empower people to understand and protect their brain health, for a future without dementia.
For details of future lectures, events and exhibitions at the Centre for Open Learning, please visit https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/short-courses/events