Dementia & Cognitive Disorders

As Canada's population ages, Alzheimer's disease and dementia are growing concerns. By 2031, greater than one in five Albertans will be age 65 or older. Members of the Dementia & Cognitive Disorders Team come from four faculties and span multiple disciplines. Led by Drs. Eric Smith and Roger Thompson, the team has collaborations focused around three areas:

  1. early detection and monitoring,
  2.  treatment and prevention,
  3. improving the lived experience, and
  4. mechanisms of cognitive decline and dementia, including clinical trials.

Dementia & Cognitive Disorders team leaders:
Primary Lead – Dr. Eric Smith 
Co-Lead – Dr. Roger Thompson

Dementia & Cognitive Disorders team members*:

Drs. Phil Barber, Brandy Callahan, Wayne Chen, Jonathan EppDavid Hogan, Richard Frayne, Zahra Goodarzi, Bradley Goodyear, Guiseppe Iaria, Zahinoor Ismail, Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, Jeff JosephYeonjung Lee, Meghan McDonough, Oury Monchi, Minh Dang Nguyen, Samuel Pichardo, Gerald Pfeffer, Bruce Pike, Marc Poulin, Pamela Roach, Eric Smith, Peter Stys, Roger Thompson, Lorraine Venturato

Dementia & Cognitive Disorders team contact: 
Eric.Smith@albertahealthservices.ca

*Names in bold are HBI Members