Dementia is a hot topic – it affects over 800,000 people in the UK and one in three people aged over 65 will die with a form of dementia. On 11th December the UK Government hosts the G8 Dementia Summit, which ‘aims to develop co-ordinated global action on dementia’. We brought together some of the leading experts to discuss everything from where we’re at on prediction, prevention and cure – and, most importantly, what the research community really needs to see if this summit is to be a success.
Dr Doug Brown, Director of Research and Development, Alzheimer’s Society
Prof Nick Fox, Professor of Neurology, MRC Senior Clinical Fellow, Institute of Neurology, University College London
Prof Simon Lovestone, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, Director of NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London
Prof Peter Passmore, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, Queen’s College Belfast and Lead for Dementia for The British Geriatrics Society
Dr Eric Karran, Director of Research, Alzheimer’s Research UK