UK-Brazil Dementia Workshop
Final year SCMH PhD student, Emma Elliott, supervised by Dr Terry Quinn and Prof Jesse Dawson, was one of 7 UK-based researchers selected to attend a dementia workshop held in Belo Horizonte on 25th-27th July.
The meeting, organised by Prof Eneida Mioshi (University of East Anglia) and Prof Paulo Caramelli (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais), brought together early-career researchers from the UK and Brazil to discuss challenges in cognitive impairment and dementia with regards to three areas: diagnosis, public perception and care.
Emma spoke about her work on improving how we assess for cognitive impairment, including her research around short screening tests that was awarded this year's University of Glasgow three-minute thesis prize.
Papers are currently being written up on each of the three workshop themes and will be submitted to a journal for publication later this year. It is hoped that through sharing research and best practice, it will ultimately help Brazil create their national dementia strategy plan.
First published: 2 September 2019