Monday Science Podcast Dementia Series - September 2020

Press Release

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Monday Science podcast’s Dementia Series starts on Monday 7th September 2020. 

All episodes in the month of September will be dedicated to conversations about dementia. The aim of the series is to raise awareness of dementia and experiences of it across the world.

Topics that will be covered in the series include the impact of COVID19 persons living with dementia; the experiences of persons living with dementia; and the experiences of relatives of persons living with dementia. 

Series Guests:
7th September: Kate Swaffer (Humanitarian & Chair/CEO/Co-founder of Dementia Alliance International)
[Episode available here]

14th September: Ms Feyi Raimi-Abraham (Founder/CEO of The Black Dementia Company Ltd & caregiver of a parent living with dementia) [Episode available here]

21st September: Professor Adesola Ogunniyi (Clinician/Neurologist/Neuroepidemiologist and holding professional faculty position at the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria) [Episode available here]

28th September: Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham (Monday Science Host)

Reflections on the Dementia Series interviews and Updates in Dementia Research [Episode available here]

Monday Science is also fundraising for Dementia Alliance International during the series. The aim is to raise £500. 

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Note to Editors:

Monday Science is a podcast that discusses the latest research in Science, Technology and is hosted by award winning scientist Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham. The podcast is available on Spotify, Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Castbox , Audiomack and on Monday Science website.

Dementia is a syndrome of a chronic or progressive nature where there is deterioration in cognitive function (i.e. the ability to process thought) beyond what might be expected from normal ageing. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), ~50 million people worldwide have dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and may contribute to 60–70% of cases. Later-onset dementia affects people over 65 whilst younger-onset dementia affects people younger than 65.

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