A neuropsychiatry seminar entitled ‘Understanding excess’ was hosted by the University of Cambridge on 14 March 2012. It was one of the many free events celebrating the Cambridge Science Festival around the theme of ‘breaking boundaries’; reflecting the year of the Olympic and Paralympics games, and showcasing the boundaries that are being broken in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Alzheimer’s Disease International estimate 35.6 million people living with dementia worldwide in
2010, increasing to 65.7 million by 2030 and 115.4 million by 2050. In the UK currently up to 820,000
people are living with dementia.