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Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting over half a million people in the UK. Although most people with Alzheimer’s disease develop it after the age of 65, people under this age can develop it too. The most frequent symptoms of dementia are memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem solving and language. Dementia is the only condition in the top 10 causes of death without a treatment to prevent, cure or slow its progression. Artificial Intelligence (AI) can assist with early diagnosis and allow us to tackle some of the key challenges faced by our communities.

Professor Eric Aboagye, Professor of Cancer Pharmacology & Molecular Imaging and Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Imaging Centre, will discuss his work on using AI to develop a single MRI scan to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. The research uses machine learning technology to look at structural features within the brain, including in regions not previously associated with Alzheimer’s.

Professor Payam Barnaghi is Deputy Head of the Division of Neurology at Imperial College London and Principal Investigator and Programme Lead for Machine Intelligence at the UK Dementia Research Institute. He will present his research on big data approaches to better patient care.

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