null RI-MUHC scientist part of McGill team delivering World Alzheimer Report 2021
Alzheimer’s Disease International webinar launches report on World Alzheimer Day, September 21
Source: McGill University. A team of McGill experts were commissioned by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) to deliver the World Alzheimer Report 2021, “Journey through the diagnosis of dementia.” The team is led by McGill’s Pedro Rosa-Neto, MD, Serge Gauthier, MD, Claire Webster, PAC, CPCA, and José A. Morais, MD, who is a senior scientist in the Metabolic Disorders and Complications Program at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre.
Diagnosis of dementia is still a major challenge globally, with an estimated 75% of cases still going undiagnosed and long wait times. The McGill team’s combined experience and expertise in research, care, education and lived experience in dementia-related illnesses has resulted in a tangible, meaningful and inclusive report on the diagnosis of dementia. It includes over 50 essays from leading experts around the world. It is supported by findings from three key surveys sent globally to clinicians, people with dementia and their care partners, and national Alzheimer and dementia associations.
“We are delighted to be working with such a dynamic and experienced team at McGill,” said Chris Lynch, Acting CEO and Director of Policy, Communications & Publications for ADI. “We are on the cusp of breakthroughs in both treatment and diagnostics … and the McGill team has the expertise to bring the clinical, care and innovation elements together and to capture the vital voice and lived experience of people with dementia and their care partners.”
The World Alzheimer Report 2021 will launch on World Alzheimer Day, September 21, 2021, at 8 am EDT. To watch the live webinar, register here. The link to the recorded webinar will be made available on the McGill Cares webpage.
September 21, 2021