Dementia experts to give talk in Aberdeen

Dementia experts to give talk in Aberdeen

A number of dementia experts will give a talk on the condition in Aberdeen next week.

Organised by NHS Grampian and supported by Alzheimer's Research UK, the event takes place on Wednesday May 22nd.

The discussion will be chaired by Dr Alasdair Lawrie, a consultant psychiatrist at Royal Cornhill Hospital and will include dementia scientists, consultants and occupational therapists from numerous organisations.

Dr Roy Soiza, a clinician who will be sitting on the panel, said that this is a great opportunity for people to ask questions and get answers.

"A lot of research is taking place in Aberdeen to understand more about what causes these diseases and we hope people will come along and learn more about the progress we are making," he added.

Currently there are more than 500,000 people living with dementia in Scotland and nearly 2,500 of that number reside in Aberdeen.

The talk will start at 6.30pm and will take place at Salvation Army Citadel on Canal Street.

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