January 12, 2013

Alzheimer Society of B.C. Jean Blake will co-emcee at this year’s Dementia Forum at the UBC Life Sciences Centre on Jan. 26. Bridging Research, Practice and Care is the theme of this year’s Dementia Forum.

Attendees of this year’s forum have an opportunity to learn about new insights into the causes of dementia, reflect on the challenges and choices of participating in research and assessment and learn about opportunities, resources and support for
those living with dementia.

The Canadian Direct Insurance sponsored event is presented by UBC, the Clinic for Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders at the UBC Hospital and Vancouver Coastal Health, with contributions from the Alzheimer Society of B.C., the Canadian Dementia Knowledge Translation Network, the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation and the Brain Research Centre.


When: Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013
from 8:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: UBC Life Sciences Centre
Rooms LSC 1 and LSC 2
2350 Health Sciences Mall
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C.
Admission is free.

Please RSVP at 604-822-3219 or card.clinic@ubc.ca.
Topics and Speakers

8:50 Welcome & Introductions
9:00 Colourful Mix and Match: The Complications of Mixed Dementia
Dr. Robin Hsiung
9:30 Unexpected findings in brain imaging research: Would you want to know?
Dr. Judy Illes
10:00   Exercise to Promote Brain Health
Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose
10:30 Break
11:00   Your Memory in an Online Era: Which Testing Approaches are Valid, Feasible and Ethical?
Dr. Claudia Jacova
11:30   Meaningful Activities for People with Dementia
Dr. Allison Phinney
 12:00   Getting Connected: Important Resources
and Supports
Dr. Philip Lee

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