Schedule of presentations
Past ASRP Exchange presentations
How music can improve dementia care
October 14, 2020: Drs. Christine Jonas-Simpson and Dr. Sherry Dupuis
This ASRP Exchange webinar is presented by Dr. Christine Jonas-Simpson and her co-investigator Dr. Sherry Dupuis who are the recipients of the ASRP Quality of Life Grant. Their work is titled, Music is Life: Experiences of Relational Caring through Musical Engagement.
How estrogen affects cognition
December 16, 2020: Dr. Anne Almey
We're honored to host the esteemed Dr. Anne Almey who is ASRP's Postdoctoral Fellow for her project titled, Sex and gender in dementia: Studying the effects of estrogen on cognition.
A potential treatment that can reproduce the benefits of exercise for our brains
February 19, 2021: Dr. Fernanda de Felice
Dr. Fernanda de Felice is presenting the third installment of our ASRP Exchange webinar series for her work with Exercise hormones in Alzheimer's disease: A novel therapeutic approach. Dr. Felice is the recipient of the ASRP Biomedical grant.
Exploring workplace incivility and bullying in long-term care
March 10, 2021: Dr. Heather Cooke
In this presentation, Dr. Heather Cooke from the University of British Columbia discusses workplace incivility and bullying in long-term residential care.
Dr. Cooke is an ASRP Quality of Life Postdoctoral award recipient and her project is titled: No Time for Nice? Exploring the Nature and Influence of Workplace Incivility and Bullying in Long-Term Residential Care.
Indigenous female caregivers' experiences for a loved one with memory loss
March 17, 2021: Dr. Danielle Alcock
In this presentation, "I honoured him until the end: Indigenous Female Caregivers Experiences for a Loved one with Memory Loss", Dr. Danielle Alcock from the University of Western Ontaro discusses how female indigenous caregivers use storytelling, through the medium of oral narrative, to support family members living with dementia.
Dr. Alcock is an ASRP Quality of Life Doctoral award recipient and her project is titled: Oral narratives of female Indigenous caregivers for loved ones diagnosed with alcohol-related dementia.
About the Alzheimer Society Research Program
The Alzheimer Society Research Program is a research project funding competition for new and established investigators, trainees, and those seeking grants to fund their research proposals, applying from institutions all across Canada.
Applicants to the Alzheimer Society Research Program are highly reviewed by experts in clinical and research fields, with extensive experience in dementia. The projects they propose are unique, focusing solely on the determinants of health for those affected by dementia.
Students who apply are supervised by leading experts while pursuing their academic and professional goals in dementia research.
Through ASRP funding, their research can make an impactful difference to those living with dementia, their families & friends, caregivers, and those working to support them.