Dementia - Brief Overview & Latest Research

As a first step towards acceptance of the changes in my husband [after his diagnosis] I made a phone call to the Alzheimer’s Society of Calgary to sign up for a course. After explaining my intent, and before anything else was said, the person on the other end of the phone asked, “How are you doing?” So unexpected, so sincere, so compassionate, so moving. We chatted for a long time.

- A person who reached out to us

Dementia - Brief Overview & Latest Research

Dr. Eric Smith from the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (University of Calgary) recently gave an informative presentation at the Alzheimer Society of Calgary's Community Information Forum in January.

Click here to view his presentation slides.

Here's a quick snapshot of what you'll find:

  • Aging Canadians -  a look at current state
  • The relationship between aging and memory
  • Details on how the local community in Calgary is affected
  • Risk factors and risk reduction strategies
  • Medical work up and treatment options
  • Latest research findings
  • What this all means for you