Cognition and Aging: the Ugly, the Bad and the Good

When:
March 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
2019-03-12T19:30:00-04:00
2019-03-12T19:45:00-04:00
Where:
John Simms Community Centre
8 Ave Westminster S
Montréal-Ouest, QC H4X 1Y5
Canada
Cost:
Free for members of the SJLS, $12 for non-members

We are all aware of the cognitive and motor changes that are part of the normal aging process, but when should we worry that perceived changes are harbingers of a more serious and perhaps precipitous decline. This presentation will focus on the cognitive changes associated with normal and abnormal aging.

Dr. Gabriel Leonard is a clinical scientist who coordinates the Montreal Neurological Hospital neuropsychology outpatient service.

He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University and a neuropsychologist at the Montreal Neurological Hospital and Institute. His interest is in the cognitive effects of neurological illnesses including MS, Parkinson’s, head trauma, and vascular problems. Recently he has completed data collection on motor sequencing and coordination in a cohort of 2000 normal subjects ranging in age from 6 to 90.

These latter data are relevant to normal aging, which is also an interest of Dr. Leonard.

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