Our annual conference: “Preventing Dementia: Advice and Answers”

We are delighted to announce the Centre for Dementia Prevention’s winter conference – “Preventing Dementia: Advice and Advances” – which is being held at 7pm on Wednesday 29th November in the Playfair Library at the University of Edinburgh.

We have gathered a fantastic collection of speakers for the evening – including the Chief Executives of both Alzheimer’s Research UK and Alzheimer’s Scotland – who will explore how we can all manage our risk of dementia.

Event Programme

The evening will include a number of talks from leading dementia experts, including:

  • Welcome and introductions– Prof Tara Spires-Jones, Chair of Neurodegeneration, University of Edinburgh
  • Are we nearly there yet? Current priorities in dementia prevention research –Prof Craig Ritchie, Director of the Centre for Dementia Prevention and Henry Simmons, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Scotland
  • How lifestyle choices may reduce your risk: environment, activity and medicines– Dr Tom Russ, Co-Director of the Alzheimer’s Scotland Research Centre at the University of Edinburgh; Dr Ivan Koychev, Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of Oxford, Prof Craig Ritchie
  • Keynote – In their lifetime: can today’s youth hope for a future without dementia? –Hilary Evans, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Research UK

The talks will be followed by a drinks reception. Our speakers and researchers will be available to answer any questions you may have, and to explain how you can get involved in our dementia prevention research.

Booking details

You can register for the event here:


The evening is open to all our research participants, as well as interested members of the public, so please do pass this on to those you think would find it helpful.

We look forward to seeing you there!