Sher­brooke re­searcher to get Alzheimer’s re­search prize

Sherbrooke Record - - EDITORIAL - Record Staff

Alzheimer's dis­ease and re­lated con­di­tions are a grow­ing chal­lenge in the world, de­spite the fact that man­age­ment of ma­jor neu­rocog­ni­tive dis­or­ders has im­proved sig­nif­i­cantly in re­cent years. Many chal­lenges re­main in deal­ing with psy­chi­atric prob­lems that often co­ex­ist with Alzheimer's and re­lated dis­eases such as anx­i­ety dis­or­ders, de­pres­sion, and se­ri­ous and per­sis­tent prob­lems such as schizophre­nia. The ques­tion of how to face these grow­ing con­cerns will be at the heart of dis­cus­sions dur­ing the fourth Que­bec Congress on Alzheimer's dis­ease and Re­lated Dis­eases, to be held from Novem­ber 7 to 9 in Laval.

"More than 500 geri­atric clin­i­cians and re­searchers in Que­bec have con­firmed their par­tic­i­pa­tion in the congress," said Dr. Guy Lacombe, in­ternist-geri­a­tri­cian at the CIUSSS de l’es­trie - CHUS and mem­ber of the or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee, “to share the lat­est in­for­ma­tion to im­prove care for peo­ple with the dis­ease and to bet­ter sup­port their loved ones.

Dr. Lacombe, who is also a pro­fes­sor­re­searcher at the Univer­sité de Sher­brooke and the Cen­ter for Re­search on Ag­ing, will be re­ceiv­ing the Irma M. Parhad Award of Ex­cel­lence from the Con­sor­tium of Cana­dian Cen­ters for Cog­ni­tive Re­search at the congress. This award rec­og­nizes his out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tions to the un­der­stand­ing and treat­ment of pa­tients with cog­ni­tive im­pair­ment.

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