Other Southampton events

Understanding Our Fragile Brain

Ground-floor, step-free access.
Past event - 2018
14 May Doors open 19:00; Event 19:30-21:30
Mettricks Guildhall, 1 Guildhall Place/157 Park Walk,
Southampton SO14 7DU
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1 in 3 born in the UK this year will suffer from dementia in their lifetime. The clock is ticking - we urgently need effective treatment and prevention strategies. Find out our current scientific knowledge of the symptoms, causes and risk factors as well as existing and potential future therapeutic strategies. Please note this event was formerly advertised to take place in the Tramstop Bar and Kitchen - this has closed down. The event now takes place in Mettricks Guildhall.

A link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease

Dr Shreyasi Chatterjee (Research fellow in neurodegeneration )
During her talk Shreyasi will tell us about the link between Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes, a lifestyle-related condition characterised by high sugar level in the blood. What is the interlink between those two common diseases? Does insulin resistance increase the risk of developing dementia? Is there anything we can do? If we control blood sugar level, will it reduce our risk of dementia?

Alzheimer's disease and other dementias

Dr Amritpal Mudher (Associate Professor in Neurosciences )
In the UK, 850,000 people live with dementia and 38% of the population know someone with dementia. This is an urgent problem and we need effective therapies as soon as possible. But what do we know about Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia? What are other types of dementia? Are we getting any closer to understand what is happening in the dementia-affected brain? Come along to find the answers to these and many more questions.