CCACE meets HRH The Princess Royal

CCACE meets HRH The Princess Royal

On the 6th July 2016 our University of Edinburgh Chancellor, HRH The Princess Royal, opened the new Centre for Dementia Prevention Building in the Bioquarter at Little France. The Centre for Dementia Prevention is led by Professor Craig Ritchie and aims to help society to understand what causes Dementia and then hopes to devise and implement strategies and lifestyle changes that will prevent Dementia from developing in the first place. CCACE was invited to this event as a complementary Centre working in ageing research at Edinburgh. Beverly Roberts represented CCACE at the opening in her role as Centre Scientific Administrator. After an initial tour of the new building, the Princes Royal was shown in to the reception marquee and introduced to a number of projects/Centres based at Edinburgh who work in both pathological and nonpathological ageing. When she was introduced to Beverly and CCACE, the Princes Royal showed great interest in the work of our members and asked why studying normal ageing was so important in the context of dementia. After the formal introductions there was an afternoon tea reception where Princess Anne was able to talk to some of the 120 invited guests. Beverly was very busy during this time speaking to lots of interested individuals wanting to know more about normal cognitive ageing. 

 

Beverly explains the work of CCACE to HRH The Princess Royal.

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