Ron is an active advocate for dementia, caregiving, aging, and research communities. Being a caregiver to his father who lived with Alzheimer’s for 10+ years to age in place at home until January 2018, Ron utilized technology, community, and access to research to support his family’s life to live well and as best as possible. In recent years, Ron has been called upon to do presentations across Canada and Internationally for Alzheimer’s Societies, communities, police, and researchers to share his knowledge on living safely with dementia, caregiving strategies, technology innovation in health care, and patient engagement with research and industry. He is an active member, advisor, and mentor to numerous organizations and educational institutions such as AGE-WELL NCE, Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) at Baycrest, City of Toronto’s Seniors Strategy, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), SE Health, and the Translational Research Program (TRP) at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine. Ron is also on the Board of Directors with the Ontario SPOR Support Unit which is Ontario’s catalyst for patient-oriented research.
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