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Kirsty Chilinski

Kirsty Chilinski

Neuroscience student
The University of Nottingham

I am a fourth and final year neuroscience student at the University of Nottingham. My interest in dementia came from grandfather's experience of Alzheimer’s when I was a child. My interest in dementia is what first developed my passion for neuroscience at the start of my degree.

Kirsty Chilinski

It was through my experience in a care home that I noticed how people were transformed by music and song. All the residents responded positively to music. If they were not singing along, they were clapping their hands or tapping their feet. 

Kirsty Chilinski

As a final year neuroscience student, it has become clear during my degree that there are currently no effective drug treatments for dementia, so we must turn to other alternative forms of treatment.