Podcast on current and future research into dementia

In this first CPFT podcast we talk to Professor John O'Brien and Allison Bentley about dementia: what causes it, the symptoms, treatments and the research into a disease that affects more than 800,000 people in the UK and 47 million people globally. There is no cure for dementia yet.

Podcast on current and future research into dementia
27 October 2017

This episode's guests are Professor John O’Brien and Allison Bentley. John is an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at CPFT. He is Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. He is also NIHR National Dementia Lead through which most clinical studies in dementia are carried out. He is a world-leading expert in dementia, especially the role of biomarkers, especially in the use of multiple types of neuroimaging techniques to improve differential and early diagnosis of dementia.

Allison Bentley is a Dementia Research Nurse at CPFT, based at the University of Cambridge School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry. Allison’s background is in district nursing, community matron and specialist palliative care, where she has spent the past 10 years developing a clinical and academic interest caring for people with end stage long-term conditions and frailty. Allison has developed a special interest in the physical (autonomic) symptoms associated with Lewy body disease. She has recently been awarded a scholarship from the Florence Nightingale Foundation to complete her PhD. 

A transcript of the interview can be downloaded below.


Listen to the interview with John and Allison here



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