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Hearing Loss & Dementia

Event Date: March 4th, 2020

Marilyn Reed from Baycrest Health Sciences helped us examine the relationships between hearing loss and cognition. Looking at how to diagnose hearing loss in a person living with dementia, the many benefits of hearing aids, and alternative communication strategies for those who are hearing impaired.

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Marilyn Reed, MA

Senior Audiologist, Practise Advisor, Baycrest Health Sciences

Since emigrating to Canada Marilyn has worked in a variety of clinical settings, with a focus on geriatrics, rehabilitation and clinical research in the area of hearing and cognition.

She is currently the principal investigator on a Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovations SPARK grant ‘Enhancing visibility of hearing loss with in-office screening in a Memory Clinic’ and a PHAC New Brunswick Healthy Seniors Project grant examining the provision of a community-based hearing rehabilitation program for at-risk seniors.

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Dr. Anthony Levinson

Neuropsychiatrist, 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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