The hunt for dementia treatments

As part of the Cambridge Science Festival, the Cambridge Drug Discovery Institute is opening its doors to the public.

There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, including more than 8,000 in Cambridgeshire alone. With no existing treatments able to affect the progression of diseases that cause dementia, there is a desperate need to find new ways to help the growing number of people living with the condition.

In 2015 Alzheimer’s Research UK launched the Drug Discovery Alliance, a network of three Institutes that focus on bringing about new treatments for dementia as soon as possible. Taking the latest findings from academic research and using cutting edge techniques, scientists at the Alzheimer’s Research UK Cambridge Drug Discovery Institute are hunting for new treatments that can effectively tackle diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Come join us for an evening of short talks about dementia and the latest research, followed by a tour of the Institute’s labs and a chance to see how Alzheimer’s Research UK is using the latest in virtual reality technology to improve the public understanding of dementia.

Thursday 23 March: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Clifford Allbutt Lecture Theatre, Clifford Allbutt Building, Central Biomedical Campus, Addenbrooke’s Site, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0SP

To book your place, visit the website or call 01223 766766