Dementia research in the spotlight

Advances in dementia research will be up for discussion in the latest Café Med event this Monday 13 March.

Dr Tara Spires-Jones Professor Craig Ritchie from the Centre for Dementia Prevention at the University of Edinburgh, will share their insights into new treatments for dementia.

University of Aberdeen graduate, Professor Craig Ritchie explains: “Dementia affects more than 85,000 people in Scotland and currently we do not have any treatments for this disease.

“Join us as we highlight the latest promising research and discuss how we are turning this new knowledge into treatments.

 “We encourage the audience to get involved in the discussion and will be happy to answer questions.”

This Café MED discussion is part of the wider programme of events taking place across the city during British Science Week.  The packed programme kicks off on March 10 and continues until March 19.  The diverse programme for 2017 includes talks, demonstrations and workshops designed to inspire, motivate and engage people of all ages and interests. 

The Café MED series invites leading researchers and clinicians to discuss how current research is being translated into improved treatments and care in an informal café setting.  Presentations last about half-an-hour and are followed by an interval allowing informal chat and the opportunity to purchase drinks or snacks.

This event will be held at the Suttie Centre Lecture Theatre, Foresterhill from 6pm to 7.30pm on Monday 13 March and is free to attend.

Full details of the series and other events in the University’s wider programme can be found at