Press Release: Dementia Risk Reduction event


With the number of Canadians living with dementia doubling from 564,000 to close to one million by 2031, access to affordable and relevant dementia risk reduction strategies will ensure that Canadians can be proactive in managing their health.

To inform Canadians on how to reduce their risk of dementia and lessen the severity of its onset, the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) is hosting the seminar Dementia Risk Reduction: What the research tells us, in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

This one-time, bilingual event will feature two sessions of expert panelists on the topics of nutrition, exercise, and building cognitive reserve, equipping participants with the knowledge necessary to implement health conscious practices in their own lives. Taking place in Montreal on September 30th, 2018, Dementia Risk Reduction: What the research tells us will be open to the public and free of charge.

As registration for the 350-person event continues to fill, the CCNA’s inaugural public event is set to be a success. To reach as many Canadians as possible, the event will also be live-streamed and broadcast via the CCNA’s twitter account.

By opening the event to the public, more Canadians can access the dementia-specific resources coming out of the CCNA, Canada’s centre for excellence in neurodegeneration research.


The Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) provides the infrastructure and support that facilitates collaboration amongst Canada’s top dementia researchers. By accelerating the discovery, innovation, and adoption of new knowledge, the CCNA positions Canada as a global leader in increasing understanding of neurodegenerative diseases, working towards prevention and improving the quality of life of those living with dementia.


Date: Sunday, September 30th, 2018

Venue: Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (CRIUGM), 4545 Queen Mary Road, Montreal, QC H3W 1W4

Media Contact: Sacha Nadeau, Knowledge Translation & Exchange Manager


Telephone: 902-473-2498