Title: The science of Alzheimer’s: where are we going?
Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Partners: This public talk is organized by the McMaster Health Forum in collaboration with the Alzheimer Society of Canada, Alzheimer’s Disease International, Alzheimer Society of Brant Haldimand Norfolk Hamilton Halton, and MedicAlert Foundation Canada.
Sponsors: Funded by McMaster University’s Labarge Optimal Aging Initiative
Location: McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton, ON
Details: Alzheimer’s disease is estimated to account for 60–70% of the 47.5 million cases of dementia worldwide. It is one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people and has been recognized by the World Health Organization as a public health priority. Despite the increased focus on this disease, many questions remain unanswered.
Join us on September 22 as Jay Ingram, one of Canada’s best-known and most popular science personalities, and Dr. Christopher Patterson, an expert on the diagnosis and treatment of dementia, examine the latest research and evidence into risks, prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
** 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. EDT – Refreshments will be served. Information will be available from the Alzheimer Society of Canada and MedicAlert Foundation Canada
** 8 – 8:30 p.m. EDT – Book signing with Jay Ingram. Copies of his recent book “The End of Memory: a natural history of aging and alzheimer’s” will be available for purchase
More information: All welcome to attend this free public event. Can’t attend in-person? Join us online via live web stream at www.anowevent.com/mcmasterhealthforum