PROFESSOR JOHN GALLACHER
University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry
8 pm Tuesday March 13, 2018
Lindisfarne House, 4 Barbourne Terrace, Worcester WR1 3JS
“WHEN THE MIND MALFUNCTIONS”
Mental health problems (mood swings, depression, dementia, bipolar disorder, etc) used to be kept secret; and some people felt ashamed of themselves or of their affected relatives. Nowadays we know that such conditions are simply diseases, and can be treated by doctors with varying degrees of success, although the causes of dementia are not yet sufficiently understood.
These conditions can alter our perceptions of the ability, rationality, morality and even the spirituality of sufferers. How to cope? Is research winning? And does faith in God help when you or your spouse no longer recognises anyone?
Professor Gallacher is Professor of Cognitive Health at Oxford, and Director of Dementia Platform UK. His interests are wider than dementia though; he studies ageing (something none of us can escape!), having reported recently on the prediction of cardiovascular disease, and he advises the Avon study of Parents and Children.
. John will say something about most of the issues mentioned above.He is a Christian, and his son Owen happens to be a Church of England minister here in Worcester.
Come along, bring a friend or neighbour, ask Prof Gallacher some questions!
No booking needed. No charge, but collection taken for costs. Coffee afterwards, about 9.30 -ish.. Free parking on site (Lindisfarne House is the first house in Barbourne Terrace, on the right as you leave the main road out of Worcester city centre, i.e. almost opposite St George’s Square).