Dr Vanessa Raymont (pictured) is a senior researcher and consultant psychiatrist working in the Department of Psychiatry at theUniversity of Oxford and the Centre for Dementia Prevention at the University of Edinburgh. She is also a lead researcher for the EPAD project in Oxford. She was recently interviewed by Elder online magazine about assessing the risk of dementia and the powerful potential for research into prevention treatments.
We are glad that she mentioned the EPAD project aiming to develop an ongoing register of 3,000 people across Europe who will be followed up long-term.
“I think within the next few years there will be a big change in clinical practice and we will start being able to provide ‘risk assessments’ and a programme to reduce peoples’ risk of developing dementia.”
The interview is availablehere