3 September 2015 14:46

The newest and most innovative research around dementia currently being undertaken at Lancaster University will go on show next month.

Lancaster University Centre for Ageing Research is staging the one-day, open event, ‘Dementia Futures’, as part of the University’s ‘Town and Gown’ programme on September 18 at Lancaster Town Hall.

The event will also include work by public, private and third sector partners with whom the University works and is designed to engage with practitioners and members of the public. 

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.

“It will be an informative and interactive event,” says Professor Christine Milligan, the Centre’s Director. “There will be ample opportunity for those attending to meet and engage with researchers from the University who are working at the cutting edge of dementia research.”

‘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
  • Information about how members of the Centre for Ageing Research, with support from Age UK's Dementia Friendly Communities team, help people in early stages of dementia and carers to create new ways of keeping active
  • A musical bench, developed by members of ImaginationLancaster, that allows older people to stretch whilst creating music.
  • An exhibition showcasing the wide range of ageing research being undertaken by staff, doctoral students and partner organisations across the North West

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 Mrs Jan Lyons on 01524 593309.

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