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Alzheimer's Disease - Thursday 16 June 2016 at 8.00pm

posted 19 May 2016, 09:41 by CHS Info   [ updated 27 May 2016, 13:09 ]
What is it? Have any of your family been affected? Are you worried about it yourself?  What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's?

Dr Nathan Woodling, PhD, as well as being known for his cheerful personality, lovely flute playing and tenor singing voice in the choir, has a day job as a research scientist.  His PhD at Stanford University focused on the interactions between the brain's immune system and Alzheimer's disease. 

His current work at the Institute of Healthy Ageing at University College London looks at the ageing brain to understand more about the causes of Alzheimer's and other brain diseases.  In case you were wondering, his subjects are .... fruit flies!  Yes, they also have ageing brains!  

Nathan will discuss what scientists know about Alzheimer's, which treatments are currently available, and where current research is going. There will also be time to address your questions about Alzheimer's. 

Interested?  Come along to Church of the Holy Spirit, Clapham on Thursday 16 June 2016 at 8.00pm. You will be able to make a donation to Alzheimer's Research or you can make one online here.

Both this event and the one to be held on 23 June (see here) are free and held at Church of the Holy Spirit Narbonne Avenue, starting at 8pm and will be followed by refreshments and a chance to chat about what you have heard. No booking required but if you intend to come it would be helpful to let us know on office@holyspirit-clapham.org.uk