Carole Estabrooks is Professor & Canada Research Chair, Faculty of Nursing, and University of Alberta and co-chair, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences 2015 Forum on Dementia. She is an advisor, EvidenceNetwork.ca.
One of the biggest threats to quality of life and health in aging is the loss of cognitive abilities and functional autonomy that are associated with dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. The projections of the number of Canadians living with dementia are staggering with over 750,000 individuals affected today.
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