York Biology Lecture
Reflections on what we can learn from the ‘slow epidemic’ of dementia for the future of societies in the light of contemporary challenges.
This talk will reflect on how research into dementia across the last decades, and increasing awareness of this disorder for ageing societies has developed in the context of our current acute challenges of the pandemic and climate change. It will draw primarily on population based research programmes in which Professor Carol Brayne has been involved and led since the 1980s and how this can inform future policy, practice and research. Major findings from the research will be part of this, including the nature of the dementia syndrome, reducing risk of dementia, the place of early detection and diagnosis and care for those with dementia.