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May 2, 2024
10:00am - 2:00pm
Workshop/Seminar
Presented by Dr. Mary Chiu, this webinar provided an overview of the caregiving/care partnering role, in the context of caring for persons living with dementia, and the impact on the carers’ health and wellbeing. Dr. Chiu reviewed evidence-based interventions and training programs currently available to support carers for different aspects of this demanding role. She introduced virtual reality as a technological tool, and its usefulness in supporting individuals in different roles and life circumstances, including dementia caregiving.
Presented by Dr. Linda Mah, this webinar provided an overview of the relationship between heart rhythms and various aspects of physical, mental and cognitive health, including memory, mood symptoms and other aspects of emotional health.
Open to the scientific community, this one-day workshop provided the opportunity to learn about various forms of neuromodulation, and discuss current and future applications in the treatment of neurocognitive disorders.
Presented by Drs. Gary Naglie, Mark Rapoport and Sayeh Bayat, this webinar provided an overview of the challenges that driving cessation poses for people living with dementia and their family/friend carers, as well as new resources and technology (e.g., self-driving cars) being developed to support them. The speakers introduced three current research studies that investigate driving and dementia.
This TDRA webinar, which took place on September 13, 2023, features Dr. Esme Fuller-Thomson. Dr. Fuller-Thomson is a Professor and Director of the Institute for Life Course & Aging, at the University of Toronto. In this video she describes in detail how to create a press release from scientific discoveries, based on her own extensive personal experience.
In this webinar, Dr. Andres Lozano presents an overview of functional neurosurgery, a specialized medical approach used to treat brain disorders. Dr. Lozano introduces the FRONSTIM study which will evaluate the safety of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in people diagnosed with behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia (FTD)
Part of the 'Advances in Dementia Research' webinar series. Hosted by TDRA in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Toronto. Presented by Dr. Jennifer Rabin, this webinar provides an overview of modifiable risk and protective factors that may delay the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Dr. Rabin also reviews a study based at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre that investigates risk and protective factors for dementia among people who identify as East Asian, South Asian, or White.
Part of the 'Advances in Dementia Research' webinar series. Hosted by TDRA in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Toronto. Presented by Dr. Carmela Tartaglia, this webinar provides an overview of frontotemporal lobar degeneration-related syndromes (e.g., frontotemporal dementia). Dr. Tartaglia also reviews two Toronto-based studies that examine how frontotemporal lobar degeneration-related syndromes progress over time.
Part of the 'Advances in Dementia Research' webinar series. Hosted by TDRA in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Toronto. Presented by Dr. Neda Rashidi-Ranjbar, this webinar reviews a study that investigates a form of non-invasive light therapy called photobiomodulation as a treatment for Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI); an early stage of Alzheimer’s disease.
Presentations related to the intersection of dementia and depression. Learn about how these conditions interact, and hear about the investigation of contributing factors such as inflammatory responses, cerebrovascular diseases, heart rate variability, and type two diabetes.
Part of the 'Advances in Dementia Research' webinar series. Hosted by TDRA in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Toronto. Presented by Dr. Sandra Black, this webinar provides an overview of the BEAM (Brain-Eye Amyloid Memory) study. The BEAM study investigates whether measurements of the eye can be used for earlier detection of dementia. 
Presented by Dr. Krista L. Lanctôt, this webinar presents an overview of two ongoing clinical trials evaluating new drug treatments for agitation in Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
Part of the 'Advances in Dementia Research' webinar series. Hosted by TDRA in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Toronto. Presented by Dr. Mark Boulos, this webinar discusses evidence that links sleep disorders with cognitive impairment and stroke. Dr. Boulos also explains how home sleep testing may improve outcomes in patients with cognitive dysfunction and stroke, and discusses preliminary results from a related study called ‘ENCHANT’.
Presented by Dr. Gary Naglie, Dr. Mark Rapoport and Dr. Sayeh Bayat, this webinar provided an overview of the challenges that driving cessation poses for people living with dementia and their family/friend carers, as well as new resources and technology (e.g., self-driving cars) being developed to support them.
Part of the 'Advances in Dementia Research' webinar series. Hosted by TDRA in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Toronto. Presented by Dr. Tarek Rajji, this webinar provides an overview of non-invasive brain stimulation techniques for Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, and discusses a brain stimulation study that aims to improve memory and thinking processes in people with mild cognitive impairment.
Part of the 'Advances in Dementia Research' webinar series. Hosted by TDRA in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Toronto. In this webinar, Dr. Ho Yu from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) reviews genetic and lifestyle risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, including differences between population groups. This webinar also discusses the Asian Cohort for Alzheimer’s Disease (ACAD) study.
Part of the 'Advances in Dementia Research' webinar series. Hosted by TDRA in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Toronto. In this webinar, scientists from the Ontario Neurodegenerative Disease Research Initiative (ONDRI) present recent updates related to their work in studying multiple diseases that can cause dementia. Details of the Health in Aging and Neurodegeneration in Dementias in Ontario (HANDDS-ONT) study are also discussed.
A webinar hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Toronto (AST) featuring Luca F. Pisterzi, TDRA's Director of Strategy & Operations. An overview of the TDRA is presented, including our recent initiatives toward better understanding, preventing, and treating dementia. For both the scientific community and the general public. Password to access recording: U%=1SSif
A webinar discussing virtual care for people living with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Hosted by the Ontario Neurodegenerative Disease Research Initiative (ONDRI) and the Alzheimer Society. For both the scientific community and the general public.