Sherbrooke researcher to get Alzheimer’s research prize
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.