Eighty seven people attended the Dementia Research: Knowledge into Care event on 26 September 2011 at the Trinity Centre in Cambridge, including healthcare practitioners, commissioners, researchers, members of the public and NHS and care home managers.
The event was organised jointly by the CLAHRC CP and DenDRoN, the Dementias & Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network, bringing people from different disciplines and backgrounds together to discuss how knowledge from research can improve practice in hospital, care homes and the community.
Professor Carol Brayne from the Institute of Public Health at the University of Cambridge explained how dementia research and longitudinal studies in particular have contributed to our understanding of the disease. There was specific acknowledgement of the Cambridge City Over-75s Cohort study that celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, making it perhaps the world’s longest running study of the “older old”.
Other plenary sessions focused on future issues for long term population research; dementia challenges in care homes and in acute hospitals; while the keynote speech on innovations in the neuropsychological understanding of dementia was delivered by cognitive psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Milwain.
The event featured 12 interactive marketplaces on key issues and research questions relating to the prevention, screening and treatment of dementia, an exhibition of brain donation called “ Mind Over Matter” and information stands by the CLAHRC CP, DeNDRoN and the Alzheimer’s Society.
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