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Understanding Dementia

Sleep, Nutrition and Lifestyle

With over 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, scientists must approach understanding its effects via many different pathways. Dementia damages the nerve cells in the brain so messages can’t be sent to and from the brain effectively. Regardless of what type of dementia is diagnosed and what part of the brain is affected, each person will experience dementia in their own unique way. Learn how UEA research is tackling dementia through cognition (Prof Michael Hornberger), nutrition (Prof Anne-Marie Minihane) and sleep (Dr Alpar Lazar) in this special panel discussion, chaired by UEA Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof Dylan Edwards.

– Prof Michael Hornberger is Professor of Applied Dementia Research in the Norwich Medical School at the University of East Anglia. He is also the Associate Dean of Innovation for UEA’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, as well as Director of Aging Research for the Norfolk and Suffolk Mental Health trust.

– Prof Anne-Marie Minihane is Professor of Nutrigenetics and Director of Research and Innovation for the Norwich Medical School at the University of East Anglia.

– Dr Alpar Lazar is a Lecturer and principle investigator in the School of Health Sciences at the University of East Anglia. He is also the lead researcher for UEA’s new sleep and brain research unit.

– Prof Dylan Edwards is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of East Anglia, with oversight of the University’s role in the Norwich Research Park. He is also responsible for UEA’s Continuing Professional Development activities.

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Sunday 20 October

10.30am–11.30am
Venue: The Forum, Auditorium
Cost: Free, booking required
Age: 15+

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