CCACE and MRC Festival of Medical Research 2017

CCACE collaborates with Leith Labs to celebrate the 2017 MRC Festival of Medical Research

On Saturday 17th June, as part of the MRC Festival of Medical Research, visitors were able to explore the secrets in their brains with hands-on activities, talks and informal discussion.

Photo: Michelle Luciano giving her talk on diet and cognitive function.

Over 100 visitors joined CCACE members at "The Living Memory Association" in Ocean Terminal for tea, coffee and a chat about keeping our brains healthy as we get older. Each hour started with a short presentation from a researcher, then we opened to the floor for questions and discussion. 

12 noon - Alan Gow - The Ageing Lab: Can taking up new activities improve the health and wellbeing of older adults? 
1pm - Michelle Luciano - Can diet affect your brain health? 
2pm - Stuart Ritchie - The ageing brain
3pm - Thomas Bak - Can speaking multiple languages keep you sharp?

The day was enjoyed by all and the talks started off some great discussion on how to stay sharp in older age!

 

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 U3A talk to sell-out audience!

Hosted by The Dana Foundation, Ian Deary gave a talk to over 250 members of the University of the Third Age on the secrets of staying sharp in later life

Register for CCACE Short Courses

Registration is now open for our winter series of CCACE short courses:

Systemtic reviews and meta-anaysis (fully booked) / cognitive genetics / R programming (fully booked) / cognitive testing

Click here for registration forms

 

 

CCACE seminars

St Andrews Day seminar

Professor Paul Matthews OBE, Associate Director UK Dementia Research Institute, Imperial

"Using large population-based studies to understand age-related changes in cognition"

5.15pm, 28th November 2017

CCACE Software and Resources

 Click here to access our freely available CCACE software and resources for:

Guide to systematic reviews and meta-analysis / R programming script / Deary-Liewald Reaction Time Test / summary results for data sharing