Memory in dementia - past, present and future
Professor Muireann Irish's work focuses on the neurocognitive processes.
- 10 October 2018 - 10 October 2018
- 7:30am - 9:30am
- Address Details
- Parliament of New South Wales, 6 Macquarie Street Sydney
The NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer invites you to join him at The science & research breakfast seminar with Associate Professor Muireann Irish, University of Sydney.
It was her own grandmother’s surrender to Alzheimer’s disease which first impressed upon Muireann Irish the fragility of memory, propelling her on a career path to study the pathways of the human brain, with the aim of improving diagnosis and developing treatments for neurodegenerative disorders.
With its seriously debilitating symptoms, dementia takes a distressing toll on the individual and their family, and places an enormous burden on the health system. It is Australia’s second most common cause of death and its incidence is projected to increase markedly over the next 30 years.
Using a combination of novel experimental tasks and advanced neuroimaging techniques, Muireann’s work focuses on the neurocognitive processes that facilitate both memory and the ability to envisage the future, and investigates how these complex functions are affected by neurodegenerative disorders.
Learn more about Associate Professor Muireann Irish’s crucial work when she presents: ‘Memory in dementia – past, present and future’.
2018 science & research breakfast seminar series
The 2018 science & research breakfast seminar series is held in the Strangers’ Function Room at Parliament House of New South Wales, Sydney. Guests are required to undergo routine security screening.
Breakfast, tea and coffee will be served from 7.30am. Seminars will commence at 8am sharp and conclude by 9am. Tea and coffee will also be available afterwards.