Prof. Charles Scerri

Prof. Charles Scerri

Prof. Charles Scerri

 B.Pharm.(Hons),M.Phil.,Ph.D.(Dund.)

Associate Professor

Room 135
Pharmacy Building
University of Malta
Msida
  +356 2340 2905
Charles Scerri is a Ph.D. graduate from the University of Dundee in Scotland and lectures neuropharmacology and dementia studies at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Malta. He is the co-founder and Chairperson of the Malta Dementia Society, Vice-Chairperson of Alzheimer Europe and member of the Mediterranean Alzheimer Alliance. He is also a member of the Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART), the EU Joint Progamme for Neurodegenerative Diseases (JPND) Scientific Advisory Board and Early Detection and Timely Intervention in Dementia Group (INTERDEM). In 2009, he was appointed to Chair the Malta Dementia Strategy Group with the aim of devising a series of recommendations that would provide a strategic framework in order to deliver quality improvements in the management and care of dementia in the Maltese Islands. In July of 2013, he was appointed as the National Focal Point on Dementia to advise the Maltese government on measurements that need to be adopted to make dementia a national healthcare priority. Other academic involvement includes expert evaluator for FP-7 and Horizons 2020, invited talks to international conferences on dementia and journal reviewer to various peer-reviewed publications. Amongst his recent publications is the national dementia strategy document 'Empowering change: A National Strategy for Dementia in the Maltese Islands (2015-2023)' and the edited book 'Population Ageing in Malta: Multidisciplinary Perspectives'
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Neuropathology

SCERRI, A., INNES, A. and SCERRI, C., 2020. Person-centred dementia care in acute hospital wards-the influence of staff knowledge and attitudes. Geriatric Nursing, 41, pp. 215-221.

SCERRI, C., INNES, A. and SCERRI, C., 2020. Dementia care in acute hospitals-a qualitative study on nurse managers' perceived challenges and solutions. Journal of Nursing Management, 28, pp. 399-406.

SPITERI, C. and SCERRI, C., 2019. Utilisation of services by informal caregivers of community-dwelling persons living with dementia making use of the dementia activity centres in the Maltese islands. Malta Journal of Health Sciences, 6(1), pp. 5-13.

AYERS, D. and SCERRI, C., 2018. Non-coding RNA influences in dementia. Non-coding RNA Research, 3, pp. 188-194.

MUSCAT, M. and SCERRI, C., 2018. Coping with anxiety, depression, burden and quality of life in informal primary caregivers of community-dwelling individuals with dementia. Journal of Aging Research & Clinical Practice, 7, pp. 128-135.

SCERRI, A., SCERRI, C. and INNES, A., [published online ahead of print, 2018 Nov 27]. The perceived and observed needs of patients with dementia admitted to acute medical wards. Dementia, .

SCERRI, C., 2018. Dementia: creating a knowledge-based healthcare profession. The Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease, 5(1), pp. 85-86.

FRISONI, G.B., BOCCARDI, M., BARKHOF, F., BLENNOW, K., CAPPA, S., CHIOTIS, K., DéMONET, J., GARIBOTTO, V., GIANNAKOPOULOS, P., GIETL, A., HANSSON, O., HERHOLZ, K.,CR JR, NOBILI, F., NORDBERG, A., SNYDER, H., TEN, K.M., VARRONE, A., ALBANESE, E., BECKER, S., BOSSUYT, P., CARRILLO, M., CERAMI, DUBOIS, B., GALLO, V., GIACOBINI, E., GOLD, G., HURST, S., LÖNNEBORG, A., LOVBLAD, K., MATTSSON, N., MOLINUEVO, J., MONSCH, A., MOSIMANN, U., PADOVANI, A., PICCO, A., PORTERI, C., RATIB, O., SAINT-AUBERT, L., SCERRI, C., SCHELTENS, SCHOTT, J., SONNI, I., TEIPEL, S., VINEIS, P., VISSER, P., YASUI, Y. and WINBLAD, B., 2017. Strategic roadmap for an early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease based on biomarkers. The Lancet Neurology, 16(8), pp. 661-676.

PORTERI, C., ALBANESE, E., SCERRI, C., CARRILLO, M.C., SNYDER, H.M., MARTENSSON, B., BAKER, M., GIACOBINI, E., BOCCARDI, M. and WINBLAD, B., 2017. The biomarker-based diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. 1-ethical and societal issues. Neurobiology of aging, 52, pp. 132-140.

SCERRI, A., INNES, A. and SCERRI, C., 2017. Dementia training programmes for staff working in general hospital settings: A systemic review of literature. Aging & Mental Health, 21(8), pp. 783-796.

SCERRI, A., INNES, A. and SCERRI, C., 2017. Using appreciative inquiry to implement person-centred dementia care in hospital wards. Dementia, .

SCERRI, A. and SCERRI, C., 2017. Outcomes in knowledge, attitudes and confidence of nursing staff working in nursing and residential care homes following a dementia training programme. Aging & Mental Health, .

SCERRI, A. and SCERRI, C., 2017. Training older adults about Alzheimer's disease - impact on knowledge and fear. Educational Gerontology, 43(3), pp. 117-127.

SCERRI, C., 2017. Knowledge of Alzheimer's disease and training needs in final year medical and pharmacy students. Journal of Aging Research & Clinical Practice, 6, pp. 9-13.

INNES, A., KELLY, F., SCERRI, C. and ABELA, S., 2016. Living with dementia in hospital wards: a comparative study of satff perceptions of practice and observed patient experience. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 11(2), pp. 94-106.

NICAISE, S., PALERMITI, F., RAHMAN, S.A.A., ABADA-BENDID, M., ALOUANE, L., ANDRIEU, S., ANKRI, J., SCERRI, C., BARTORELLI, L., TALLET, M.A.C. and CECCALDI, M., 2016. Alzheimer and the Mediterranean Report 2016-an overview of challenges and perspectives. AMPA.

SCERRI, A. and SCERRI, C., 2016. Reframing dementia care in Maltese hospitals. Malta Journal of Health Sciences, 3(1), pp. 23-28.

SCERRI, C., 2016. Malta's strategic vision for a national dementia policy. International Journal on Ageing in Developing Countries, 1(2), pp. 133-142.

ZERAFA, N. and SCERRI, C., 2016. Knowledge and pharmacological management of Alzheimer's disease by managing community pharmacists: a nationwide study. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 38, pp. 1416-1424.

FORMOSA, M. and SCERRI, C., eds, 2015. Population Ageing in Malta: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Msida, Malta: Malta University Press.

SCERRI, A., INNES, A. and SCERRI, C., 2015. Discovering what works well: exploring quality dementia care in hospital wards using an appreciative inquiry approach. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24(13-14), pp. 1916-1925.

SCERRI, C., 2015. Dementia in Malta: trends, policy and professional development. In: M. FORMOSA and C. SCERRI, eds, Population Ageing in Malta: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Msida, Malta: Malta University Press, pp. 169-191.

SCERRI, C., 2015. Empowering Change: A National Strategy for Dementia in the Maltese Islands. Valletta, Malta: Parliamentary Secretariat for the Rights of Persons with Disability and Active Ageing.

SCERRI, C., 2015. The travails of dementia policy development in a small island state: perspectives from Malta. Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 18(Suppl), pp. 95-103.

CARUANA-PULPAN, O. and SCERRI, C., 2014. Practices in diagnosis, disclosure and pharmacotherapeutic management of dementia by general practitioners – a national survey. Aging & Mental Health, 18, pp. 179-186.

DIAZ-PONCE, A., CROY, A., SCHROBILTGEN, C., STEYAERT, J., VERSCHRAEGEN, J., ILIEVA, V., DIMITROV, I., MIMICA, N., SCERRI, C., JUKIć, M.K. and ANTIGONI, D., 2014. Dementia in Europe Yearbook 2014-National care pathways for people with dementia living at home. Luxembourg: Alzheimer Europe.

SCERRI, C., 2014. The curvy side of dementia: the impact of gender on prevalence and caregiving. Journal of the Malta College of Pharmacy Practice, 20, pp. 37-39.

CREMONA, R. and SCERRI, C., 2013. A natural source of possible anti-amyloid agents for Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of Euromed Pharmacy, 3, pp. 29-32.

SCERRI, A. and SCERRI, C., 2013. Caring for older persons with dementia: the principles of person-centred care. BOLD-Journal of the International Institute of Ageing (United Nations-Malta), 23, pp. 11-17.

SCERRI, A. and SCERRI, C., 2013. Nursing students’ knowledge and attitudes towards dementia – A questionnaire survey. Nurse Education Today, 33, pp. 962-968.

SCERRI, C. and ZAHRA, T., 2013. X'hin hu? Fatti dwar id-dimensja. Valletta: Segretarjat Parlamentari ghall-Anzjani u Kura fil-Komunita'.

VASSALLO, N. and SCERRI, C., 2013. Mediterranean diet and dementia of the Alzheimer type. Current Aging Science, 6, pp. 150-162.

CARUANA, M., NEUNER, J., HOGEN, T., SCHMIDT, F., KAMP, F., SCERRI, C., GIESE, A. and VASSALLO, N., 2012. Polyphenolic compounds are novel protective agents against lipid membrane damage by alpha-synuclein aggregates in vitro. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Biomembranes, 1818(11), pp. 2502-2510.

SCERRI, A. and SCERRI, C., 2012. Dementia in Malta: new prevalence estimates and projected trends. Malta Medical Journal, 24, pp. 21-24.

SCERRI, C., 2012. Challenges of developing a dementia strategy: the case of Malta. In: A. INNES, F. KELLY and L. MCCABE, eds, Key issues in Evolving Dementia Care
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London: Jessica Kingsley, pp. 150-172.

SCERRI, C., STEWART, C., BALFOUR, D.J.K. and BREEN, K., 2012. Nicotine modifies in vivo and in vitro rat hippocampal amyloid precursor protein processing in young but not old rats. Neuroscience Letters, 514, pp. 22-26.

GAUCI, A.J., CARUANA, M., GIESE, A., SCERRI, C. and VASSALLO, N., 2011. Identification of polyphenolic compounds and black tea extract as potent inhibitors of lipid membrane destabilization by Abeta42 aggregates. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 27, pp. 767-779.

INNES, A., ABELA, S. and SCERRI, C., 2011. The organisation of dementia care by families in Malta: The experiences of family caregivers. Dementia, 10(2), pp. 165-184.

SCERRI, C., 2011. Activation of nicotinic cholinergic receptors modifies the processing of rat hippocampal APP both in vivo and in vitro. Alzheimer's & Dementia, 7(4), pp. 579.

SCERRI, C., 2011. Effects of nicotine adminsitration on amyloid precursor protein metabolism, neural cell genesis and acqusition of spatial memory
. Malta Medical Journal, 23(3), pp. 66-74.

SCERRI, C., ABELA, S. and INNES, A., 2010. Pharmacotherapeutic aspects of dementia care in Malta. Malta Medical Journal, 22(3), pp. 6-12.

SCERRI, C., 2009. Animal experimentation in Malta: regulatory processes and future perspectices. Malta Medical Journal, 21(1), pp. 19-25.

SCERRI, C., 2009. Differential effects of age on tau protein expression in the rat brain following chronic nicotine administration in vivo. Alzheimer's & Dementia, 5(4), pp. 431.

SCERRI, C., 2009. Healthcare and decision making in dementia in Malta. Dementia in Europe Yearbook. Luxembourg: Alzheimer Europe, pp. 139-144.

SCERRI, C., ABELA, S. and INNES, A., 2009. Dementia in Malta: experiences of dementia patients and their caregivers. Alzheimer's & Dementia, 5(4), pp. 234.

ABELA, S., MAMO, J., AQUILINA, C. and SCERRI, C., 2007. Estimated prevalence of dementia in the Maltese Islands. Malta Medical Journal, 19(2), pp. 23-26.

SCERRI, C., 2006. Effects of chronic buproprion and nicotine administration on cell genesis and DNA fragmentation in adult rat dentate gyrus. Malta Medical Journal, 18(3), pp. 23-27.

SCERRI, C., 2006. Pharmacotherapeutic approaches in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Journal of the Malta College of Pharmacy Practice, 11, pp. 8-10.

SCERRI, C., STEWART, C.A., BREEN, K. and BALFOUR, D.J.K., 2006. The effects of chronic nicotine on spatial learning and bromodeoxyuridine incorportation into the dentate gyrus of the rat. Psychopharmacology, 184, pp. 540-546.

GAFA, M., FENECH, A., SCERRI, C. and PRICE, D., 2005. Teamwork in healthcare organisations. Pharmacy Education, 5(2), pp. 113-119.

SCERRI, C., 2005. The face of dementia. BOLD-Journal of the International Institute of Ageing (United Nations-Malta), 15(3), pp. 19-22.

SCERRI, C., 2005. Nicotine: pharmacology and therapeutic implications in neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders. Malta Medical Journal, 17(4), pp. 18-21.

SCERRI, C., BALFOUR, D.J.K. and BREEN, K., 2002. Release of amyloid precusor and tau protein from three different regions of the rat brain following nicotine administration. Neurobiology of Aging, 23(1), pp. 523.

  • CMT3048 - Communication and Ageing: A Clinical Perspective
  • CPH2011 - Pharmacology B
  • CPH3010 - Pharmacology C
  • CPH3500 - Psychopharmacology for Nurses
  • CPH3700 - Theory and Applications of Molecular Pharmacology
  • CPH4020 - Pharmacology G
  • GER5110 - Advances in Dementia Management
  • LAS1102 - Dementia Care Practice
  • NUR5117 - Advanced Mental Health Nursing Practice
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