CHeBA Visiting Lecture Series presents Professor Gill Livingston of University College London, for her talk:
Preventing Dementia: What Should We Do?
The presentation will be followed by a live Q&A session with Professor Livingston
Prof Livingston will discuss the evidence that dementia is preventable, the potentially reversible risks with consistent, high-quality evidence and other factors with increasing evidence. She will talk about how risks differ between and within populations. She will discuss what we can do in terms of changes in policy and what action individuals can take.
Gill Livingston is professor of psychiatry of older people in the division of psychiatry at University College London & consultant psychiatrist, Camden & Islington NHS FT in UK.
She leads the Lancet Standing Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care published in 2017 and 2020. They contain life-course analyses of potentially modifiable risks in dementia and recommendations for policy and individuals. Her recent Lancet Health Ageing study showed individual interventions for hearing, hypertension and smoking are cost-effective and cost-saving to prevent dementia. She also works developing and testing interventions for people with dementia and their families, including with colleagues in Australia.