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Scientists to give dementia talk in Cambridge

Scientists to give dementia talk in Cambridge
10th May 2013

Dementia researchers at the University of Cambridge will be hosting a public discussion on their work next Friday (May 17th).

The free event, which has been backed by Alzheimer's Research UK will take place at the university's Institute for Public Health and see doctors and scientist talk about the work they carrying out to help fight cognitive decline.

Amongst the keynote speakers will be Dr Timothy Rittmann, who is currently studying brain scans in order to access how dementia develops, and professor John O'Brien, who will discuss potential future treatments.

Dr Rittman, said: "It is great to be speaking at this event, which I hope will be an informal and friendly way for people to learn more about dementia and what research is being done to help those affected."

 It is estimated that dementia affects more than 820,000 people in the UK, including 6,000 in Cambridgeshire. The University of Cambridge recently received £2.3 million in funding from Alzheimer's Research UK.

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