Spires-Jones participates in Race Against Dementia Launch with Sir Jackie Stewart

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Professor Tara Spires-Jones, UK Dementia Research Institute Programme Lead, University of Edinburgh, added: "To get effective treatments into the hands of people with dementia sooner, we need excellent scientists working together around the world to discover new ideas that result in new treatments.

"Race Against Dementia’s support will help some amazingly talented scientists launch their careers in dementia research. These future research leaders could make a meaningful difference to the lives of people living with dementia.

"The planned partnership with clinicians at Optical Express is also hugely exciting for us. linking up their vast databases and state-of-the-art technology with our preeminent research teams has the potential to bring about advances in our ability to predict who is at risk of dementia and eventually help diagnose diseases early and get people treated sooner."

Period15 Jul 2019 → 16 Jul 2019

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleDaily Record covers public engagement event about Race Against Dementia
    Media name/outletDaily Record Newspaper
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Producer/AuthorLorraine Howard
    PersonsTara Spires-Jones
  • TitleSpires-Jones interviewed by BBC at public engagement event
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionProf Spires-Jones described the science behind dementia and how the new Race Against Dementia Fellowships can help. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006xgz/the-nine-15072019 - 52 mins
    PersonsTara Spires-Jones