Gerontologist’s efforts helping many people

The Central Alberta chapter of the Alzheimer Society would like to extend a word of gratitude for the work gerontologist Dr. Duncan Robertson and his team has been doing in Central Alberta for the past few years.

The Central Alberta chapter of the Alzheimer Society would like to extend a word of gratitude for the work gerontologist Dr. Duncan Robertson and his team has been doing in Central Alberta for the past few years.

Robertson recently presented What is Dementia? for the general public in partnership with the Alzheimer Society and the Golden Circle.

This presentation occurred in conjunction with World Alzheimer Day.

Robertson’s viewpoint and the open question-and-answer period, utilizing his clinical team members, was very well received. Robertson and many allies in the dementia care network have done much to raise the profile regarding appropriate health care for people with dementia as well as caring for the caregiver.

As a community, we are more aware and equipped to advocate for people with dementia and for their caregivers.

Robertson has been a significant agent for change in this area. We are grateful for our association with him, his team and all partners in the dementia care network.

As the Rise in Tide: The Impact of Dementia on Canadian Society study shows, there are 500,000 Canadians living with dementia and within a generation, dementia may affect more than one million people across the country.

We all have a reason to care. We are thankful for those who do care and strive to offer help and hope.

Donna Durand

Regional Manager

Alzheimer Society of Alberta

and Northwest Territories

Red Deer

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