3. Treatments for Neurodegenerative Disease
From Robbie Bushe
In our third lecture, Prof. Craig Ritchie and Dr Tom Russ discusses prevention and non-pharmacological approaches to the treatment of dementia, as well as pharmacological approaches and the search for new treatments.
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.Dr Tom Russ
Dr Tom Russ is a senior clinical researcher interested in the epidemiology of dementia, including geographical variation in dementia, environmental risk factors, and the life course approach
About the Dementia Prevention Open Lecture Series
The University of Edinburgh's Centre for Open Learning and Centre for Dementia Preventionpresent 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