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Dementia affects an estimated 44 million people around the world with someone being diagnosed with the degenerative condition every four seconds.

Experts from the fields of Ageing and Mental Health research will come together to discuss the latest research and explain how dementia can potentially be prevented at the ‘Focus on Dementia’ event, taking place at the University’s Riverside Campus on Thursday, March 6  2014, at 5pm.

The free event is part of the University’s annual Diversity Festival and will enable delegates to find out more about the disease which is estimated to affect 135 million people by the year 2050.

High profile speakers will focus on the key clinical, social and personal aspects of dementia and include Professor Paul Kingston, Director of the Centre for Ageing and Mental Health; Ken Clements, Chief Executive of Age UK and Professor Susan Benbow, an Old Age Psychiatrist, family therapist and Director of Older Mind Matters Ltd.

Everyone is welcome to attend all or part of the event, depending on your area of interest. There will also be an opportunity for networking after the event at approximately 7pm. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance via eventbrite.  E-mail: equality@chester.ac.uk for more information.

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