Sidney De Haan Memorial lecture

Published on May 20th, 2014

The 10th annual Sidney De Haan Memorial Lecture took place on Thursday 15 May 2014 at Quarterhouse in Folkestone, attended by over 200 people, including many who work in health care provision. This year’s talk was given by Professor Martin Rossor of University College, London, who described research into frontotemporal dementia.

Sidney De Haan, who died in 2002, was diagnosed with vascular dementia in the final years of his life. Alzheimer’s and vascular dementias account for something over half of all known cases of dementia, but over many other different forms have been identified, with over a hundred possible causes. Professor Rossor’s presentation emphasised the importance of accurate diagnosis and providing treatment appropriate to individuals’ circumstances.

The Sidney De Haan Memorial Lecture is organised in May each year by Dr David Smithard, and is supported by The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust.