Alzheimer's disease: The Challenge of the Next Decade

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Registration: 5:00 p.m.

Location: 451 Smyth Rd | uOttawa, The Atrium at Roger Guindon Hall

Admission: Free

There are currently over 500,000 Canadians suffering from Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or another form of dementia, and the number is steadily increasing every day. By the year 2050 an estimated 1.5 million people in Canada, and an additional 150 million people worldwide, will suffer from AD. Moreover, these estimates do not include the countless silent sufferers dealing with the social, emotional and financial turmoil associated with caring for loved ones stricken by this disease. AD progresses slowly, first robbing sufferers of their short-term memories, like where they left their keys, then wiping their long-term memories from their brains, like the names of their loved ones, and finally taking away their ability to do simple daily tasks, like taking a shower.

There is currently no cure for AD and little progress has been made to develop new treatments. Therefore, there is an urgent need for new ideas that can lead to new therapeutic strategies aimed at key features of the disease. Since there are no curative medications, it is crucial to identify early the candidates that could potentially develop this terrible disease.

We have invited a panel of experts to discuss the impact of Alzheimer on the individuals and their families and on the society as a whole. Social worker, neuropsychologist, lawyer, physician and importantly a care giver will share their expertise and experience with this pathology. These experts will answer any question from the audience. The recent clinical studies give hope that in a near future, there might be more efficient treatment. The data of these studies will be also discussed. We hope to provide useful information for the public.

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