Alzheimer and Related Dementias: The Prevention of Disease, Morbidity and Suffering

Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit 2nd Annual Conference at Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, October 18, 2002

Joanna Goldberg, MSc, Associate Editor, Geriatrics & Aging.


  1. The Role of Anti-inflammatories and the Inflammatory Hypothesis in the Prevention of Alzheimer Disease
    Presented by Patrick McGeer, MD, Vancouver, BC.
  2. Decreasing Dementia Risk and Minimizing Cognitive Decline with Participation in Engaging Activities and Memory Rehabilitation
    Presented by Angela Troyer, PhD, CPsych, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Toronto, ON.
  3. Pharmacological Strategies for Prevention of Alzheimer Disease
    Presented by Serge Gauthier, MD, FRCPC, McGill Centre for Studies in Aging, Montreal, QC.

The goal of research at the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care is to provide a scientifically based understanding of diseases and disorders of the elderly. Through various educational methods, staff are trained to implement new practices in assessment, management and rehabilitation. The ultimate goal is to find preventative measures to delay or eliminate the onset of disease. Three of the eight lectures at this conference that touched on how future research, clinicians and care providers may help to achieve these goals in patients with dementia are presented in this report.