Dementia Research Collaborative

The Dementia Research Collaborative (DRC) at UEA is a group of researchers, educators, clinicians and lay people who are interested in dementia research.

The aims of the group are:

i)    to disseminate cutting-edge dementia research findings across UEA, health services and the public, and 

ii)    to foster research collaborations across UEA, health services and the public.

We run an ongoing series of free bi-monthly dementia open forums at UEA (currently online) which create an exchange of knowledge between researchers, clinicians, the general public, people with dementia and their carers.  Anyone with an interest in dementia research is welcome.

Researchers from UEA, and guests, will present their latest innovative research studies and findings, with a different dementia researcher leading each event.  There's an opportunity to ask questions of the researcher and to find out how to take part in any upcoming studies at UEA.

You can watch previous Open Forums on our YouTube channel, the UEA Dementia Open Forum.

Our next Dementia Open Forum is on Thursday 26 October 2023 at 2pm on Zoom

Date: Thursday 26 October 2023
Time: 2 pm – 3 pm 
Location: Zoom

Speaker: Professor Michael Hornberger

Title: ‘Are we there yet? Driving in ageing and dementia.’

Michael is the Professor of Applied Dementia Research at the Norwich Medical School and the Associate Dean of Innovation, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.  His research focuses on improving diagnosis, disease progression tracking and symptom management in dementia. 

In his talk, Michael will present current UK guidelines for driving in ageing and dementia and further talk about which factors determine whether a person remains ‘fit to drive’ during ageing and when they develop dementia. Finally,  he will talk about ongoing research studies in driving in ageing and dementia and what those findings might mean for future UK driving guidelines. 

Please email for a link to attend this event.