Community Health Talks: Researching for a healthier body and mind

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Join the enthusiasts in public education from Oxford Health NHS FT, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and Oxford University for this interactive and informal lecture. The speakers will lead you on a journey of discovery as they discuss current research into a variety of health topics including dementia, strokes, and the effects of alcohol and exercise on the brain.

Also being screened is the award winning documentary ‘Age of Champions’. An uplifting story of five competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the US National Senior Olympics. If you have ever considered your sporting achievements as something in your past you should watch this film.


‘Alcohol Use and Abuse’ (09.00 – 10.00am)

Dr Borys Borvin, Specialist Registrar in Forensic Psychiatry

‘Aging Gracefully’ (10.00 – 11.00am)

Dr Lola Martos, Consultant Psychiatrist, Older Adults.

‘Research in Dementia’ (11.00 – 12.00noon)

Claire Merritt, Lead Research Nurse Manager, DeNDRoN, National

Institute for Health Research.

‘The Age of Champions’ (12.00 – 12.30pm)

Dr Claire Sexton, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, FMRIB.

‘Strokes: research and rehabilitation’ (13.30 – 14.30pm)

Dr David Henderson-Slater, Clinical Director Rheumatology and

Rehabilitation, Consultant in Neurological Disability & Rehabilitation Medicine,

and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Oxford.

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