Dementia experts reveal latest findings

Two of Newcastle University’s scientists will explain how their studies and wider research is helping tackle the disease at an event later this month. Dr Christopher Morris, Scientific Director for Newcastle Brain Tissue Resources, and Daniel Erskine, from the Institute of Neuroscience and the University’s Institute for Ageing, are guest speakers at a special event arranged by Action on Dementia Sunderland. During the event Dr Morris will present results from his ongoing work which aims to understand why visual hallucinations occur in some types of dementia and how they may be treated more effectively. Mr Erskine, a PhD student, will be talking about new pathological lesions that have recently been identified in the brains of some dementia patients, and research that is underway to understand their significance and potential as a…


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