Understand the link, empower your future.
Throughout Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, we have been encouraging everyone to learn a little more about their brain health and dementia—for everyone’s benefit!
Learn insights into the connection between brain injuries and an increased risk for dementia, understand prevention strategies, and ways to mitigate your risk for dementia moving forward.
Date: January 25th, 2024
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Venue: Virtual Event
Join your friends at The Dementia Society on the occasion of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month as we shed some light on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), concussion and the association with increased risk of dementia.
The authoritative “Dementia prevention, intervention, and care: 2020 report of the Lancet Commission” newly identified traumatic brain injury as a risk factor for dementia with new and convincing evidence. Along with 11 other modifiable risk factors—like those previously highlighted by The Dementia Society, such as depression, physical inactivity, and diabetes—traumatic brain injury accounts for some 40% of worldwide preventable dementias.
Discover the connection between concussion and dementia from experts.
This unique webinar will explore the relationship between concussion and dementia, followed by a focus on how these factors intersect with the often-overlooked aspect of women's brain health.
Dr. Carmela Tartaglia
Do you have questions for our panelist?
- concussion as a risk factor for Alzheimer Disease and other types of dementia.
- possible risks for concussion, different aspects of concussion, concussion treatment, and resources.
- dementia symptoms, diagnosis, and support after a traumatic brain injury (concussion).
Who Should Attend:
- Athletes and Sports Enthusiasts
- Researchers and Students
- Healthcare Professionals
- Anyone interested in brain health and dementia prevention
About The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County
The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County supports people in our region who live with dementia, including individuals who have been diagnosed with dementia as well as their caregivers, spouses, children, and close friends.
With funding from the Local Health Integration Network (Ontario Ministry of Health) and the support and generosity of many donors, we provide free education, programs, activities, and services for people impacted by dementia including caregivers and their loved ones.
We also work to reduce the stigma of dementia to make our community more accessible to those who live with dementia. Through education and increased awareness, we show the greater community how to be more inclusive and to take responsibility for their brain health.