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The University of Southampton
Biological Sciences

Living With Dementia Event

10:30 - 18:00
14 January 2016
Avenue Campus, Highfield Road, Southampton, SO17 1BF

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Dr Amritpal Mudher on 24389 or email .

Event details

Living With Dementia event featuring a series of talks on Progression of Disease Pathology and Quality of Life: Living with a Progressive Disease.

Speaker information

11.00-11.40 Professor Ole Paulsen,University of Cambridge,“The synapse in AD” The primary interest of my group is the relationship between network oscillations and synaptic plasticity. Network oscillations naturally organise spike timing conducive to spike timing-dependent plasticity (STDP), a strong candidate for a mechanism involved in neural development as well as learning and memory processes.

11.40-12.20 Dr. Amy Pooler,Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences in Lausanne, Switzerland,“The synapse as a platform of disease transmission in AD” Amy Pooler is a Brain Health Specialist at the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences in Lausanne, Switzerland. Before taking up her current position she was an Alzheimer’s Research UK fellow at King's College London. Her work investigates mechanisms of neuronal dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease, with a focus on the role of the synapse.

12.20-13.00 Professor Michel Goedert,University of Cambridge,“Prion-like progression of disease” Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease are characterized by the presence of abnormal filamentous assemblies within some nerve cells. Our work has shown that the intraneuronal filaments found in these diseases are made of either microtubule-associated protein tau or alpha-synuclein. Current work is aimed at developing experimental animal models of tauopathies and at identifying disease modifiers

14.00-14.30 Dr. Jennifer Bute,Royal College of Physicians,“Living with dementia” Jennifer is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, and lives in Somerset in a Dementia Friendly village. She worked in Africa as a doctor before working as a GP for 25 years and was involved in Medical Education. She resigned as a GP nine years ago as she realised 'things were not right', Five years ago she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s dementia, more recently thought to be Lewy Body Dementia. She devotes her time to helping people view dementia more posiitvely, and passionately believes that more can be done to improve the present as well as the future for people living with dementia.

14.30-15.00 Professor Jackie Bridges ,University of Southampton,“Developing general hospital services fit for people with dementia” Jackie leads the Ageing and Dementia research theme and is an investigator for national institute of health research, collaboration for leadership in applied health research and care (NIHR CLAHRC) Wessex. She is also Director for the NIHR CLAHRC Wessex Research Capacity in Dementia Care programme. She leads a major programme of research focused on professional work and organisational change related to the organisation and delivery of health care to older people with complex needs.

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