Putting the pieces together: why frailty and social context matter

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Putting the pieces together: why frailty and social context matter when it comes to dementia

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In this presentation we will discuss how we can understand frailty and social vulnerability, and how these are both important for brain health and dementia. Within this context, we will also touch on some of the reasons why women are more often affected by Alzheimer's Disease and cover some of the exciting research that is being done in this field.

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Melissa K. Andrew, MD, MSc Public Health, PhD, FRCPC

Dr. Melissa Andrew is a staff Geriatrician and Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Dalhousie University. She completed her MD at Dalhousie, a Masters of Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and an interdisciplinary PhD on the topic of vulnerability and frailty in older people at Dalhousie. Her research includes studies on frailty in relation to dementia as part of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging. She works in the memory clinic and other clinical settings with people and families living with dementia, and has been a member of the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia board for several years.

This integrated KTE webinar event is brought to you by brainXchange in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA).


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