Gill Livingston is Professor of Psychiatry of Older People, Head of Mental Health Care of older people’s research department and deputy director of the Division of Psychiatry, University College London. She is also a consultant psychiatrist working in the memory clinic, Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust in the UK.
She leads the Lancet Standing Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care. They contained the life course analysis of potentially modifiable risks in dementia and now an updated one with specific recommendations about what to do. This has impacted on UK policy as well as driven research and increased awareness. She works to the commission’s strapline ‘Acting now on dementia prevention, intervention, and care will vastly improve living and dying for individuals with dementia and their families, and in doing so, will transform
the future for society.’
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