Uni dementia new research showcase

The university is showcasing its research into dementia.
The university is showcasing its research into dementia.

The newest and most innovative research around dementia currently being undertaken at Lancaster University goes on show later this month.

Lancaster University Centre for Ageing Research is staging the one-day open event, ‘Dementia Futures’, on September 18 at Lancaster Town Hall.

The programme will include keynote talks and a series of short ‘sound bites’ from those working on new developments in science, social and health research around dementia.

The day will examine an array of topics including: the latest software for tracking cognitive health, the emotional impact of dementia on care staff, dementia care training, drug developments and technology.

‘Dementia Futures’ will also feature a ‘Trade Fair’ including an exhibition of art work developed with people with dementia, a display of the latest eye-tracking research for the early detection of dementia and a musical bench, developed by members of ImaginationLancaster, that allows older people to stretch whilst creating music.

The event, from 9.30am to 4pm, is free but places are limited and a reserve registration list is already in operation.

For more information email C4AR@lancaster.ac.uk or contact Jan Lyons on 01524 593309.

Attendance at the interactive ‘Trade Fair’ is free, open to all and no registration is required.