Speaker: Gill Livingston, professor of psychiatry of older people in University College London, Division of Psychiatry, head of mental health care of older people’s research department & consultant psychiatrist, Camden &Islington NHS FT in the UK.
She led the Lancet International Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care, launched in 2017 and Dementia prevention, intervention, and care: 2020 report of the Lancet Commission published in July 2020. They contained life course analyses of potentially modifiable risks in dementia and the updated one has 12 risk factors and specific recommendations about changes in policy and for individuals.
Her other research includes the START project which successfully reduced depression in carers in a randomised controlled trial, demonstrating clinical and cost effectiveness and long term effectiveness. She also researches interventions in care homes; non-pharmacological interventions for sleep in dementia and dementia and equity and interventions in minority ethnic groups.
Debaters: Prof. Paulo Caramelli, neurologist, Neurology Unit, Medical School of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), and Prof. Paulo Bertolucci, neurologist, Neurology Unit, Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM/Unifesp).
Organizer/Moderator: Prof. Cleusa P. Ferri, psychiatrist and epidemiologist, Psychogeriatric Unit - Department of Psychiatry, Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM/Unifesp).