Young Onset Dementia
When symptoms of dementia start before the age of 65, the term ‘young onset dementia’ or ‘early onset dementia’ is used. Young onset dementia accounts for an estimated 2 to 8% of all dementia diagnoses in Canada. During this event, we will discuss what young onset dementia is, how it may affect younger people, as well as possible causes and how it is diagnosed.
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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