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Thank you for the memories

The next public event organised by the Northern Centre for Mood Disorders will look at memory

Date/Time: 27 November 2019, 17:00-19:00

Venue: Northern Stage, Barras Bridge, Newcastle, NE1 7RH

The Northern Centre for Mood Disorders (NCMD) brings together those who are interested in advancing treatment and care in conditions such as depressive illnesses and bipolar disorders. Under the umbrella of NCMD clinicians and academics work together with those affected by mood disorders to conduct research and develop new treatment approaches. NCMD also hosts public engagement events to raise awareness of mood disorders. 

The next event will look at the topic of memory. The first speaker will be Dr Peter Gallagher, a psychology lecturer at Newcastle University. His talk is: 'Moods and Memories: How does Depression affect Cognition'? A common misconception is that depression only affects people's emotional state. In reality depression can affect a person's whole thought processes, and cause difficulties in other areas such as making it much harder for them to remember things. Peter will explain this idea and look at the research being conducted in this area. 

The second speaker will be Dr Charlotte Allan, the lead consultant for the Newcastle Memory Assessment and Management Service, part of Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust. Charlotte's talk will be: 'Should I worry about my memory'?. We all forget things occasionally, misplacing keys or forgetting to buy that main ingredient at the supermarket. However, when should we be worried that our memory slip-ups are a sign of something more serious?  

This is a free event open to all but the room capacity is limited so booking is essential, please email Samantha.Bulmer@newcastle.ac.uk or phone 0191 208 1393.