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Science of Dementia: Watch Online

Dr. Frank Knoefel presents Science of Dementia. From July 11th, Dr. Knoefel covers the Aging Brain, the various types of dementia, and finishes with some information on research and finding a cure.

Dr. Knoefel is a physician at the Bruyère Memory Program, Bruyère Continuing Care, and Senior Investigator at the Bruyère Research Institute (Ottawa, Canada). He is also a scientist with the AGE-WELL National Centre of Excellence network. He holds appointments as Assistant Professor with the Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa and is an Adjunct Research Professor with the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University. His clinical expertise is in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of cognitive decline and mobility challenges. His current research focus is on the use of technology in caring for older adults, with particular focus on monitoring and supporting cognitive decline and impacts of cognitive decline on driving.


National Volunteer Appreciation Week

If you look up the definition of ‘volunteer’, it simply states, “Freely offer to do something.” Although true, this doesn’t sufficiently capture those who volunteer. I’ve been a Volunteer Coordinator with the Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew  Cou

The statistics are alarming: one of the greatest risk factors for dying of COVID-19 is dementia. The reasons are many and potentially complex, but the need to prioritize the 24,000+ people diagnosed with dementia in Ottawa and Renfrew County and their

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Make a Connection, Take a Break! Dementia can be highly isolating and the recent social distancing requirements haven’t helped. Make a Connection, Take a Break is an opportunity for people living with dementia to enjoy a regular, safe visit w

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