Subscribe by RSS Subscribe by RSS

Can We Prevent Some Dementias Now? The Role of Healthy Aging, Frailty, and Lifestyle Interventions

Thu., Mar. 26, 2020 6:00 p.m. - Thu., Mar. 26, 2020 7:00 p.m.

Location: Education Auditorium -EA 106-

The Centre on Aging and Health is hosting Dr. Manuel Montero-Odasso (MD, PhD, FRCPC, AGSF, FGSA) from Western University (Ontario) who will deliver our annual distinguished lecture.

The opportunity to delay or prevent up to 30% of dementia cases through the active management of vascular risk factors, notably hypertension, reducing smoking, managing diabetes mellitus and obesity is increasingly recognized as the potentially most effective approach to prevent and/or delay dementia. This is ever more compelling by the failure of approved pharmaceutical therapies for Alzheimer's disease. Indeed, the last drug approved for symptomatic treatment by Health Canada was Memantine in 2004.

Even a modest delay of 1 year in the onset of dementia by reducing cognitive decline and functional disability has been projected to save the Canadian health care system $120 billion over the next 3 decades. Current evidence identifies cognitive training, physical exercise of aerobic and resistance type, and management of blood pressure, as interventions having the most scientific evidence, while metabolic disorders, depression, sleep quality, diet and social engagement have been identified as priority areas for future research. Relevant research evidence will be presented.

More information:

The event is free to the public. There is free parking at all meters and M and Z lots (after 5:00 p.m.).

Janine Beahm

The University has a manual wheelchair available on a first-come, first-served basis for use by campus visitors attending events. Please contact the Centre for Student Accessibility at 306-585-4631 or e-mail to request use of the wheelchair. Please allow five working days notice before your visit.

Public Transit (Bus) & Parking
The University is committed to sustainability. Please consider taking the bus or other transportation alternatives to this event. Check bus routes, schedules, and other options. If you are driving to campus, check parking options.

Smoke-Free Campuses
University of Regina campuses are 100% smoke-free. Smoking is prohibited in all University buildings owned or leased; on owned or leased University property; on outdoor University areas used for sports, meetings or other gatherings; and in University vehicles, or in vehicles parked on University leased or owned property. Read our Smoke-Free Campus policy.
Read our Smoking on Campus policy.