Author: Kate McAllister

Craig Ritchie appointed Associate Director of Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility

Prof Craig Ritchie, Clinical Sciences

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 »

The European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia study kicks off in Edinburgh

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 »

Tara Spires-Jones Appointed to the Scottish Science Advisory Council

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 »

Smoking and Dementia Risk: ASH publish their 2016 Manifesto

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 »

Centre Launch

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 »

Hello world!

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! »