March 07, 2013

An aging population and projected prevalence of dementia in B.C. is expected to impact health-care and the economy. David Podmore, Chairman and CEO of Concert Properties Ltd., believes real estate will be impacted and is to share professional and personal insights at A Breakfast to Remember. Vancouver’s business and community leaders will gather today at Fairmont Vancouver Hotel.

Podmore, whose mother was diagnosed with dementia in her late seventies, says, “She wasn’t only having some real challenges with her memory and recall, frankly her safety was our most urgent concern because she would leave the stove on or burn herself while cooking.”

Guest speaker, Debra Hewson, President and CEO of Odlum Brown Limited will also share her insights. The near sold out event, presented by Deloitte, will be emceed by Dr. Art Hister of CKNW Newstalk Radio and Global BC.

“That A Breakfast to Remember has received such strong support from Vancouver’s business community speaks to how determined our province’s leaders are to see a world without dementia. We applaud their support of community members who are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and research for a cure,” says Alzheimer Society of B.C. CEO Jean Blake. 

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