Free lecture on Alzheimer's research and treatment
Press release issued: 23 January 2006
A leading UK researcher will be speaking about the latest Alzheimer’s research and treatment at a free public lecture hosted by Bristol University next week.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, with 15,000 dementia sufferers in the Bristol region alone. A leading UK researcher will be speaking about the latest Alzheimer’s research and treatment at a free public lecture hosted by Bristol University next week.
Alzheimer’s disease – Bristol’s role in the development of current and new treatments, will be given by Gordon Wilcock, Professor of Care of the Elderly at Bristol University. Treatments to protect brain cells are now on the horizon, in addition to those that help alleviate the symptoms. Professor Wilcock’s talk will discuss Alzheimer’s disease and the latest treatments available or in development.
Dementia affects one in 50 people between the ages of 65 to 70, increasing to one in five people over 80 years. It is not, however, an inevitable accompaniment of advancing age.
Professor Gordon Wilcock, said: “Treatment of Alzheimer’s disease has arrived at an interesting time. It is the most common form of dementia, and responsible in about 60 per cent of those affected by dementia. ”
“The impact of the illness on family life is severe but at present there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. The talk will be of particular interest to local charities, carers, sufferers and their families and care workers. Everyone is welcome to attend.”
The public lecture will take place at the Conference Hall, the Council House, College Green, Bristol, on Tuesday, January 31 at 7 pm. The lecture is free but space is limited, to book contact 0117 970 1212 extn 3070.