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FRAILTY WORKING GROUP

FRAILTY WORKING GROUP

Prof Tine Rostgaard Expert Chair on Frailty Aalborg University, Denmark   Dr Fiona Aspinal York University, United Kingdom Prof Jon Glasby University of Birmingham, United Kingdom Mr Tim Muir Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), France Prof Hanne Tuntland Bergen University College, Norway Prof Rudi GJ Westendorp University of Copenhagen, Denmark   Learn more about the Frailty Working Group Members.    

DEMENTIA WORKING GROUP

DEMENTIA WORKING GROUP

Prof Chris Poulos Expert Chair on Dementia University of New South Wales, Australia   Prof Antony Bayer Cardiff University, United Kingdom   Dr Lauren Beaupre University of Alberta, Canada Prof Linda Clare University of Exeter, United Kingdom Dr Katherine McGilton Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Canada Prof Dr Sytse Zuidema University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands     Read more on the Dementia Working Group Members.

DIABETES WORKING GROUP

DIABETES WORKING GROUP

Dr David Cavan Expert Chair on Diabetes International Diabetes Federation, Belgium   Prof Trisha Dunning Deakin University, Australia   Dr Graydon Meneilly University of British Columbia, Canada   Dr Medha Munshi Harvard Medical School, United States   Prof Leocadio Rodriguez Mañas Hospital Universitario de Getafe, Spain   Prof Alan Sinclair Diabetes Frail Ltd, United Kingdom   Prof Jean Woo University of Hong Kong, China   Read more on the Diabetes Working Group Members.    

About the Copenhagen Summit

About the Copenhagen Summit

The purpose of the connected events of the IFA Global Think Tank on Ageing and the IFA Copenhagen Summit is to gain a deeper understanding of potential cognitive reserve models and their benefits. Finding initiatives that will maintain cognitive function and reduce cognitive decline in older adults is imperative. Peer-reviewed literature generally supports maintaining and increasing cognitive reserve as effective buffers against cognitive ageing. Nonetheless, an increasing list of questions remain unanswered, such as: What gaps in knowledge and practice must be addressed to render maintaining…

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Contact

Contact

Angela Burns Project Officer, International Federation on Ageing aburns@ifa-fiv.org 416-342-1655 International Federation on Ageing 1 Bridgepoint Dr, Suite G. 238 Toronto, ON, Canada

Participating Experts

Participating Experts

Dr. Islene Araujo de Carvalho World Health Organization, Switzerland Dr. Jane Barratt International Federation on Ageing, Canada Professor Linda Clare University of Exeter, United Kingdom Dr. Steen Gregers Hasselbalch University of Copenhagen, Denmark Professor Nicola Lautenschlager University of Melbourne, Australia Professor Doctor Mike Martin The University of Zurich, Switzerland Dr. George Rebok Johns Hopkins University, United States Professor Ian Robertson Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Professor Perminder Sachdev University of New South Wales, Australia Dr. Nicholas Scarmeas Columbia University, United States…

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Concept Paper

Concept Paper

Global Challenges and Response Worldwide between ten and twenty percent of older people report experiencing mild cognitive impairments and some 46.8 million people are estimated to be living with dementia (Alzheimer’s Association, 2015; Prince et al., 2015).  Researchers argue that cognitive decline is often due to the deterioration of neurons throughout an individual’s life and/or brain pathologies which lead to more severe cognitive deteriorations (Poranen- Clark et al., 2015; Vance & Crowe, 2006).  Although mild declines in memory, psychomotor abilities,…

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