Research indicates that every three seconds someone else in the world develops dementia. The disease has a significant impact on the individual experiencing the loss of cognitive faculties, as well as the family who cares for them. There is also a major societal impact, including the cost of dealing with the growing group of people in need of care and support for dementia. In the highest income countries, the cost of dementia care is already more than for cancer and heart disease combined.
The Qatar National Dementia Plan taskforce and Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI) present this webinar for science students, faculty and healthcare professionals interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s dementia and how we can tackle the challenges together.
This educational event is hosted by Dr. Hanadi Al-Hamad, Qatar National Lead for Healthy Ageing and Qatar National Dementia Plan Lead; along with Dr. Omar El-Agnaf, Executive Director, QBRI, HBKU.
The event features internationally renowned speakers who will discuss the latest evidence and international best practice concerning dementia research and risk reduction measures.
Dr. John Hardy
Chair of Molecular Biology of Neurological Disease at the Reta Lila Weston Institute of Neurological Studies UCL, London and member of the UK Dementia Research Institute
Dr. Henry Brodaty
Director, Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration, Co-Director, CHeBA (Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing), Australia
This event supports RAHA – the National Alzheimer’s and Memory Services Helpline in Qatar.