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Dementia and You: Planning for the Future (A talk at Reed Hall, Streatham Campus)

Protecting your health and wealth

An Alumni and supporters event
Date3 October 2018
Time18:00 to 20:00
PlaceReed Hall

If you are caring for someone with dementia, you will know that it’s a uniquely devastating disease. It can attack memory, personality, language and physical abilities. It can last for years, even decades – and it has no cure. Without careful planning, the financial toll can be nearly as cruel as the personal loss for you and your family.

More than 44 million people have dementia worldwide – a number expected to triple by 2050 - dementia is one of the greatest health challenges of our time.  Online platforms provide a tremendous opportunity to deliver effective prevention to millions of people in a very cost-effective way. The PROTECT Study is an exciting new approach to research into brain health in older adults, which aims to understand how the brain ages and how we might reduce the risk of dementia and mental health issues in later life.


6.00pm – Registration and refreshments

6.30pm – Welcome
               Tania Hutt, Head of Development, University of Exeter Medical School

6.35pm – The quest for answers through science
                Professor Stephen Lisney, Chair of Trustees, BRACE
6.55pm – PROTECT: Reducing the risk of dementia
                 Dr Byron Creese, Senior Research Fellow, University of Exeter

7.20pm – Living well with dementia
                Dr Catherine Quinn, Senior Research Fellow, The Centre for Research in Ageing and Cognitive Health (REACH), University of Exeter

7.40pm – Looking after your finances: a lasting power of attorney (LPA)
                Emma Gray – Everys Solicitors
8.00pm – Closing comments
                Tania Hutt, Head of Development, University of Exeter Medical School

Dementia is the health condition most feared by older adults but research at the University of Exeter can offer hope. As a world leader in dementia research the University has made great strides in advancing our understanding of dementia by focussing on prevention, effective treatments and improving care and support for people living with the condition. 

Booking: This event is free of charge to attend but you will need to reserve a place by booking online



ProviderAlumni and supporters

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