Recent Research into Dementia: an Update


Royal Society of Tasmania Launceston Lecture Series

Start Date

7th Oct 2012 2:30pm


Meeting Room, QVMAG Museum, Inveresk

RSVP / Contact Information

Tel: 6323 3798 or

Launceston Lecture Series


Associate Professor George Razay



will present


Recent Research into Dementia: an Update

Clinical Associate Professor George Razay is General Physician, Geriatrician and Director of the Dementia Research Centre at the Launceston General Hospital. Associate Professor Razay has extensive research experience in Australia and the UK in the field of Alzheimer’s disease, especially in the role of vascular risk factors.

His early research explored the role of lipids and insulin in relation to alcohol consumption, smoking, obesity, menopause and Alzheimer’s disease. His recent research, which was funded by the Clifford Craig Medical Research Trust, identified links between obesity, the metabolic syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease. He recently reported the effectiveness of the surgical insertion of a shunt in the treatment of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, a treatable form of dementia and is currently looking at its prevalence and developing criteria to diagnose it. His research has been presented at national and international conferences and has been published in international journals.


Admission: $5 General Public, $3 Friends of the Museum, $2 Students

Free for members of the Royal Society of Tasmania


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