Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are some of the most feared conditions of our time. We all know someone who has experienced these illnesses, but public understanding about them is limited. Common misconceptions, for example, that dementia is an inevitable part of ageing, are damaging and delay help-seeking in those who are worried about their memory. As an active researcher, and someone with lived experience of dementia, Dr Paula McClean will discuss our current understanding about these conditions, challenge common misconceptions, explain how we can reduce our own risk and show how participation in research is vital to defeat dementia.
This event is part of the Ulster University Healthy Ageing programme for the NI Science Festival.