We are delighted to announce that Professor Craig Ritchie has been appointed as Associate Director of the Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility (CRF). Craig is Professor of the Psychiatry of Ageing and leads the clinical arm of the Centre for Dementia Prevention (CDP). The appointment is in recognition of the commitment to collaboration between Edinburgh CRF and the CDP … Continue reading Craig Ritchie appointed Associate Director of Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility
Julie Duffus is the first volunteer to enlist in a major new dementia prevention study, which kicks off today at the Centre for Dementia Prevention. Julie, who lives near Edinburgh, decided to take part in the research led by Craig Ritchie after both her parents had dementia. She said: “My mum and dad both had Alzheimer’s … Continue reading The European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia study kicks off in Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh highlighted the work done at the Centre for Dementia Prevention in their recent annual review. It is now widely recognised that the key to tackling conditions like dementia lies in earlier diagnosis and preventative treatment. The advances of 21st century medicine allow us to move on from keeping people alive for longer, … Continue reading Advancing diagnosis of dementia
Prof Craig Ritchie and Dr Tara Spires-Jones are lined up to speak at the PREVENT dementia event on March 7th in Edinburgh. This will be an evening of talks in a very informal Q & A style that will help to raise awareness for risk and prevention of dementia. Prof Ritchie, who many of you may … Continue reading Upcoming Public Event
Dr Tara Spires-Jones has been announced as one of only seven leading scientists set to form a revitalised Scottish Science Advisory Council (SSAC) to advise Scottish Ministers from 1 February. Tara, who sits on the Steering Committee for the Centre for Dementia Prevention, is a Chancellor’s Fellow and an expert in the biology of Alzheimer’s disease. The … Continue reading Tara Spires-Jones Appointed to the Scottish Science Advisory Council
At the CDP, we were delighted to find out that taking Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Scotland have added dementia prevention to their manifesto for the May 2016 Scottish elections. The manifesto pledges to “give preventing dementia the same importance as dementia care or cure”. ASH report that “the number of people with a … Continue reading Smoking and Dementia Risk: ASH publish their 2016 Manifesto
We were delighted to host the official launch of the Centre for Dementia Prevention (CDP) at the Edinburgh College of Art on November 25th. The CDP brings together specialists from the fields of medicine, basic science and the social sciences and were delighted to have speakers represent all of these themes. Our Directors, Profs Jean Manson, … Continue reading Centre Launch
We are delighted to announce the launch of the Centre for Dementia Prevention at the University of Edinburgh. The Centre (CDP) is an institute ‘without walls’ and will bring together social sciences, basic sciences, drug discovery and clinical expertise in efforts to understand and tackle the key risk factors that underline dementia. Dementia is a … Continue reading Hello world!