Preventing Dementia? Critical Perspectives on a New Paradigm of Preparing for Old Age

CREGÉS Conference
Date: January 28, 2021
Schedule: 12:00 to 13:00
Speaker(s):
  • Annette Leibing, PhD., Professor, Faculté des sciences infirmières, Université de Montréal; Researcher, CREGÉS
Organizers(s): CREGÉS
Webcast option: Yes
Language: English
Description:

After a 2017 Lancet Report, one third of dementia cases could be prevented when nine modifiable risk factors were taken care of. Different from previous uncertain messages regarding prevention – generally in form of ‘brain training’ – a new optimism is providing hope for what some call a future “avalanche of dementia cases”, but is equally problematic for a number of reasons. This conference discusses what is at stake regarding this ‘new’ dementia that needs to be situated at several levels.