Drs. Anthony Levinson and Richard Sztramko meet online to discuss the topic of vascular dementia.
Vascular dementia is a decline in cognition caused by conditions that block or reduce blood flow to various regions of the brain, depriving them of oxygen and nutrients. For our brain to function properly, it needs a constant supply of blood through a network of blood vessels called the brain vascular system. When the blood vessels are blocked or bleed, oxygen and nutrients are prevented from reaching cells in the brain. As a result, the affected cells can die. We discuss the different types of vascular dementia, risk factors, and possible treatments.
Dr. Richard SztramkoGeriatrician, Assistant Professor, McMaster University
Through his work with patients with dementia and their families, Dr. Sztramko came to understand that there is a desire and need for online education about dementia that has been developed by experts in geriatrics. This inspired him to pursue the creation of iGeriCare.
Dr. Anthony LevinsonNeuropsychiatrist, Director, Division of e-Learning Innovation, McMaster University
At the Division of e-Learning Innovation, Dr. Levinson exercises his passion for researching and developing online solutions to deliver high-quality health educational experiences to both the public and health care professionals. iGeriCare provides a unique opportunity to leverage his expertise in mental health and learning technologies to create a modern and engaging approach to dementia education.
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