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Science Oxford continued its excellent work connecting people with science with ‘Defeating Dementia’ on Friday the 12th September at the Mathematical Institute.

Defeating dementia
Quentin Cooper interviewing the panel members: Andy Buckland, Director of Daybreak - Dementia Day Clubs Oxford, Claire Sexton and Richard-Wade Martins.

Richard Wade-Martins from Oxford Dementia and Ageing Research (OxDARE) and Clare Sexton from FMRIB took part in an open and enlightening discussion on how we can defeat dementia: or at least manage it in light of new early detection methods. Dementia affects over 800,000 people in the UK and has a profound impact on them, their families and carers.  The event, hosted by writer and broadcaster Quentin Cooper, was a great success and attracted 58 people. Feedback from the audience was very positive with 50% giving it a 5/5 and a further 45% giving it a 4/5.

Jude Eades from Science Oxford said “It was important to Science Oxford to create an event where we could discuss the research that’s going on locally and nationally to better understand this most devastating of conditions. What was great about the evening was watching how the audience engaged with the three scientists on stage: asking challenging questions on care and funding; how to maintain a health brain in to old age and the opportunities that stem cell research might provide to help dementia sufferers in the future.”

Details of future Science Oxford events are available here