Sleep and dementia, emergency care, and notions of citizenship were among the highlights of the Dementia Health Integration Team (HIT) Research Showcase 2018 held at BAWA on 19 April 2018. Other topics included hi-tech imaging to better understand the changes in the brains of people with dementia, the science of boosting alertness and other brain functions, and the experiences of people with dementia in different communities.
According to Dr Hilary Archer, consultant neurologist at North Bristol NHS Trust, and a new Co-Director of the Dementia HIT, the event was an opportunity to bring together a wide range of professionals to discuss their work in dementia and make new connections with others. Rounding up the afternoon was a film explaining “How to get involved in dementia research in Bristol.”
More than 60 people attended and gave enthusiastic feedback. One audience member said it was "a great range of talks – a brilliant afternoon". Dr Liz Coulthard, a member of the Dementia HIT research work stream noted that the mix of professionals attending meant that there were "a few fledging collaborations already formed".