On 21 November 2018, ADI held the first of three webinars in our global webinar series Let’s Talk About Dementia Research. The first webinar was ‘Demystifying Trials, Access and Understanding‘.
This webinar featured a panel including:
- Eileen and Dubhglas Taylor, Dementia advocates and co-founders of Dementia Awareness Advocacy Team (DAAT)
- Dr Laura Hill, General Practitioner (GP), Southgate Medical Group
- Alison Searle, Operations Program Leader, Roche
- Dr Gayle Madden, Professional and Practice Development Facilitator, Dementia UK
- Piers Kotting, Programme Director, Office of the National Director for Dementia Research, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
- Professor Craig Ritchie, Chair, Psychiatry of Ageing, University of Edinburgh and Director of the Centre for Dementia Prevention
- Paola Barbarino, CEO Alzheimer’s Disease International
‘Let’s Talk About Dementia Research: Demystifying Trials, Access and Understanding‘ centres around an overview and discussion on what dementia research is; why we need clinical trials and research (many now focusing on non-symptomatic volunteers or early/mild stages); what are the practicalities for clinicians ‘on the ground’; and what is the lived experience of families taking part in trials.