Media Alert - Delaying memory disorders in later life - Scientific advances, innovative approaches offer tremendous hope!



    Experts in Toronto for conference, March 4-6, 2007

    TORONTO, March 2 /CNW/ - Will electronic handheld organizers become the
essential compensatory tool for aging Canadians and their fading brain power?
Can engaging the mind with challenging learning activities slow down cell
death in the brain's hippocampus? What are the latest cognitive training
techniques to help delay the onset of clinical dementia in at-risk
individuals? Could distraction be a good thing for older adults?
    Some of the brightest minds in memory research will gather in Toronto for
the 17th Annual Rotman Research Institute Conference, over three days March
4-6 at The Four Seasons Hotel.
    The conference will showcase scientific advances and innovative
approaches that may lead to more effective early interventions for slowing the
onset of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias.
    Don't miss the Sunday afternoon workshop at this conference!
Neuropsychological rehabilitation is a relatively recent development for
people with progressive disorders, such as dementia. Presenters from the U.K.
and Canada will discuss the latest in cognitive rehab techniques for people
with early-stage Alzheimer's, mild cognitive impairment (considered
pre-Alzheimer's state) and severe amnesia. Learn how cutting edge brain
science is merging with high tech personal organizers to help people live
independently longer.
    For the conference itinerary and full list of presenters over three days,
go to: www.rotman-baycrest.on.ca
    To see a detailed press release on this conference, including suggested
story angles, go to: www.baycrest.org homepage. Press release on left side
under "news".





For further information:

For further information: on this alert, please contact: Kelly Connelly,
Media Officer, Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest, Pager before and during
conference: (416) 612-5494

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