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Global Conversation Hong Kong: Can we prevent dementia?

An Alumni and supporters event
Date13 November 2017
Time18:00 to 20:00
PlaceHutchison House (Cliftons, Level 5), 10 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong

Join this Global Conversation public lecture to hear from a world-leading University of Exeter academic and guest speakers. Ask your questions during an audience Q&A.

The Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Exeter, Professor Sir Steve Smith, invites alumni and supporters to attend a Global Conversation event in Hong Kong. The University of Exeter are delighted to be co-hosting this event with Brain Health Initiative.

In “Can we Prevent Dementia?” hear from world-leading dementia expert, Professor Clive Ballard, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean of the University of Exeter Medical School. Professor Ballard will demonstrate some of the latest research in this field. You will have the opportunity to pose questions to an expert panel including: Dominica Yang (Founding member, Brain Health Initiative representative), Professor Timothy Kwok (CUHK and Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing) and Professor Linda Lam (CUHK). After the panel Q&A, PROTECT in Hong Kong will be launched, allowing you to sign-up and take part.

Synopsis: There are more than 40 million people with dementia worldwide and this number is set to double over the next 25 years. Recent evidence from the University of Exeter’s Lancet Commission, suggests that dementia could be prevented, or delayed significantly in more than one in three people. Key potential factors include keeping the brain active, physical exercise, diet and weight, tacking social isolation, deafness, treating midlife medical risk factors (such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol), and preventing and treating depression more effectively. The challenge now is to provide an evidence base for specific interventions which can maintain cognitive health and reduce the number of people developing dementia. With the development of a new online platform, PROTECT, the University of Exeter is undertaking clinical trials to develop and improve interventions to maintain cognitive health. PROTECT is already live in the UK. At this event we are proud to be launching PROTECT in Hong Kong, together with our partners at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). PROTECT will be available to all people living in Hong Kong, free of charge.

How to book:  Please complete the online booking form. This event is free of charge to attend and refreshments will be provided.

About Global Conversation: Please visit the Global Conversation webpage and follow @UoEGC on Twitter.

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