Public lecture examines the Ontario dementia strategy

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP) at the University of Waterloo will host a free public lecture and panel discussion tomorrow on developing Ontario’s dementia strategy. January is Alzheimer Awareness Month.

Michael Robertson, director of the Capacity Planning and Priorities Branch with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, will give a keynote address on the status of the strategy and plans to move it forward.

Following the lecture, three individuals living with dementia and a family partner in care will share their thoughts on the strategy in a panel discussion. The afternoon will conclude with the presentation of the Kenneth Murray Partnership in Dementia Award and a reception.

An estimated 228,000 Ontarians are currently living with dementia. By 2038 that number is expected rise to more than 430,000 people.

Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017

Time: 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Sunshine Centre Great Hall, Luther Village on the Park, 141 Father David Bauer Drive, Waterloo.

Admission is free. Light refreshments served.

The event will also be streamed live through Facebook. To access the stream, viewers must log into Facebook and like the MAREP page.

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Media Contact:

Pamela Smyth
University of Waterloo
519-888-4777
www.uwaterloo.ca/news
@uWaterlooNews

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