Attention, Alzheimer's and agnosticism

Join Professor Paresh Malhotra, online or in person, for his Imperial Inaugural.

We have limited in-person spaces available so please ensure you register in advance via Eventbrite.


Dementia is one of the greatest healthcare challenges facing the world today, with nearly a million people living with this condition in the UK alone. Dementia is an umbrella term describing the clinical problems affecting thinking that can be caused by a number of diseases, with the most common of these being Alzheimer’s Disease. The last two decades have seen huge breakthroughs in our understanding of disorders of thinking and memory but there are still differences of opinion and controversies relating to how we diagnose and treat patients with these problems.

Paresh Malhotra is Professor of Clinical Neurology at Imperial College London. He sees patients with, and carries out research into cognitive and impairment and dementia. His work spans Cognitive Neuroscience, Brain Imaging and Randomised Controlled Trials. In this inaugural lecture he will describe his personal clinical and academic journeys and discuss what different scientific approaches might tell us about neurodegeneration and dementia. And what they might not.


Paresh Malhotra is Professor of Clinical Neurology, Head of the Division of Neurology at Imperial College London, and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. After medical training in Oxford, he trained in neurology in London and carried out a PhD at Imperial and the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. He is an Associate Member of the UK Dementia Research Institute, sits on the Alzheimer’s Research UK Grant Review Board and is Deputy Chair of the Alzheimer’s Society Research Strategy Council. He has been invited on to News at Ten, Sky News, BBC TV, Radio 5 Live and Radio 4 to discuss brain diseases and dementia, and articles covering his work have appeared in The Guardian, Times, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph and wider international press

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