1) To appreciate the evolution and development of evidence-based treatment guidelines for deprescription of cognitive enhancers in dementia
2) To decide how much “evidence” is required for evidence-based medicine
Dementia can change how a person connects with others and their community, meaning people living with dementia and their care partners are at a higher risk of social isolation.
The 11th Canadian Conference on Dementia brings together a group of national and international scholars to share clinically relevant, cutting-edge developments in dementia research. The biennial conference is organized by the the Canadian Colloquium on Dementia and the University Health Network.
We will discuss the approach to diagnosing dementia in the clinic setting including the major causes: Alzheimer’s disease, vascular cognitive impairment/dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies and frontotemporal dementia, and mixed dementia.
The first talk will describe an innovative project bringing queer youth, queer older adult creative writers, and academics together to create materials used in a series of town hall meetings across British Columbia. The second talk will present the review’s findings and critical analysis of the literature on service navigation and access for older immigrants with dementia and their families.