Mental Health Question Time Debate from UCL, Mental Elf and Lancet

09 November 2016, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

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UCL Cruciform Building (B304 - LT1)

Expert panel: Gill Livingston (Chair; University College London), Caitlin Aspinall (The Lancet Neurology), Nick Fox (Institute of Neurology), Gillian Harrison (Alzheimer's Society Research Network), Rob Howard (University College London), Valentina Iemmi (London School of Economics), Naheed Mukadam (UCL Psychiatry) and James Pickett (Alzheimer's Society).



"Resources are limited and dementia research should therefore focus on caring not curing ".

Dementia has been characterised as a ticking bomb, the 21st century epidemic, impacting on individuals, their families and society and costing the global economy £350 billion. The UK PM Challenge on Dementia 2020 aims to accelerate progress towards a disease modifying therapy, and a dementia cure by 2025. Nonetheless people living with dementia are currently offered management to improve symptoms and their lives, but there are no disease modifying treatments or cures for the different dementias.

In this interactive Mental Health Question Time, a family carer, a voluntary sector leader, a journal editor, health economist and doctors of different backgrounds will give their perspectives on whether scarce resources for research should focus exclusively on finding cures.

Join us at University College London for this free public discussion. Our expert panel will be in conversation with an audience of patients, service users, carers, health and social care professionals, researchers, journalists, policy makers, commissioners, politicians and others! We hope that this event is accessible to everyone who wants to participate.

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