Cambridge Festival of Ideas 

The Institute of Public Health in partnership with 30 Bird present

Dementia: Testing Knowledge – would you want to know?

Imagine being told in mid-life that you have an increased risk of developing Dementia.

Imagine how your friends and family would respond.

Would you want to know?

Experts from the fields of patient advocacy, the arts, health, life and social sciences kick start this public discussion on the knowledge of risk factors for Dementia.

Speakers include:

Agnes Houston, Vice Chair of the European Person With Dementia Working Group;

Professor Bronwyn Parry, Chair of Social Science in Health and Medicine, King’s College London  

Professor Justine Schneider, Professor of Mental Health and Social Care, University of Nottingham.

Timothy Rittman, neurology registrar at the National Hosital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Hosted by Dr Shirlene Badger

Chair of Q & A Dr Sally Atkinson

 

Followed by The Long Table dinner:                                                                        

Continue the debate at a dinner party (with a Mediterranean menu of brain healthy foods) where conversation is the main course - anyone is welcome to ask questions, make   statements, leave comments, or simply sit, watch and listen.

24 October 2- 6pm, Lucia Windsor Room, Newnham College, University of Cambridge, CB3 9DF

Doors open: 1.45pm

2- 3.30pm: Presentations followed by Q&A

4- 6pm: Long Table dinner and conversation

Limited availability, booking essential: http://www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk/events/dementia-testing-knowledge

Entry via Newnham College, The Buttery Entrance, Sidgwick Avenue.

We would like to acknowledge the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre and Newnham College, University of Cambridge for their generous support of this event.

Project image: Ania Dabrowska, It Shouldn't Have Been The Best Time But It Was (From Family Albums of Ivy Pettifor with a horizontal flip), Errors of Ommission series, Mind Over Matter project by Prof Bronwyn Parry and Ania Dabrowska, 2011

 

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Produced by the Institute of Public Health in partnership with 30 Bird. A Cambridge Festival of Ideas event; Supported by NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre and Newnham College, University of Cambridge.