Celebrating World Alzheimer’s Day

On September 21, 2021 after the prompt release of the World Alzheimer Report 2021, the MCSA Education Committee invited diverse community groups, Brainy Boomer’s participants, donors and patients for a 90 minute virtual panel discussion to learn more about this report in which there were 90 attendees. The MCSA Education Committee lead by Chair Dr. Dastoor, invited the following authors Dr. Serge Gauthier (MCSA member), Dr. Pedro Rosa-Neto (Director of the Centre), Dr. José Morais and Ms. Claire Webster to explore the writing process of the report, the trials and tribulations they had to undergo to complete this massive International report on time. The authors were introduced by the members of the MCSA Education Committee, Dr. Loraine Mazzella Maiolo, Dr. Michael Wiseman, Dr. Maiya Geddes and final remarks were shared by Mrs. Jeane Day, Executive Director of Alzheimer Society of Montreal, and Mrs. Meghan Williams, Director of Support Services of Alzheimer Group (AGI). This event gave us exclusive insight on how world reports on difficult subjects are conceived and developed by experts from around the world. It gives us hope knowing that renowned experts around the world are working delingently together to find novel and refined treatments for this devasting disease for the growing aging population. Some recommendations were: an annual brain checkup for people over 50; timely clinical diagnosis; build on technology based approach; and Government must prepare for the high demand of health care services as a result of global aging.