The number of missing persons living with dementia is on the rise and is quickly becoming one of the number one populations that are being reported missing to police around the world. As we begin to identify and develop strategies to mitigate the risks of getting lost among this population, we will need policies to support their implementation. The purpose of this webinar will be to share our research team’s aims and experiences as it pertains to mobilizing international partnerships through networks to inform dementia and missing persons policies.
Speaker: Dr. Noelannah Neubauer, Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo
Launched in 2017 with a single goal in mind, the AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub APPTA is putting innovative aging and technology research into the hands of the people who can use it. We know that it takes on average 17 years for research to be translated into action. By bringing together a diverse and dynamic team of young professionals to support an integrated network in research, policy, and innovation, APPTA aims to bridge that gap and mobilize aging and technology research in ways that can improve the lives of older Canadians.
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