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New Webinar on 20 April 2023! Register Now!


Join us for IPA's next webinar...

"Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Dementia: The African Perspective"

Thursday, April 20th at 9:00 AM CDT

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Hello IPA colleagues,

It is our pleasure to present to you, on behalf of the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA), this new webinar: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Dementia: The African Perspective.

Dementia is a worldwide problem, and cultural perspectives may vary. On April 20, 2023, join us for the IPA webinar series on "Cross-cultural perspectives on dementia: The African Perspective." Eminent dementia experts from Africa will present data on epidemiology, care management, stigma, and perspectives on behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. In this webinar, participants will gain an understanding of the unique cultural and contextual factors that contribute to the experience of dementia in Africa.

As with all programs in the IPA Webinar Series, this presentation is intended as an educational event on topics that are timely and relevant to the field of mental health for older adults.

Prof. Myrra Vernooij-Dassen, PhD Chair, IPA Webinar Series

Webinar Presenters-

Presenter: Dr. Adesola Ogunniyi

Dr. Adesola Ogunniyi is a Professor of Medicine at the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan and Consultant Neurologist to the University College Hospital, Ibadan. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science, the Academy of Medicine Specialties of Nigeria, and the Nigerian Academy of Medicine. His research interest is the epidemiology of neurodegenerative diseases. He received his medical degree from the University of Ife, Ile-Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) and residency training at the University College Hospital, Ibadan specializing in neurology. He had neuroepidemiology fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA (1986-87). He is well published, and reviews articles for many journals.

Presenter: Dr. Olusegun Baiyewu

Olusegun Baiyewu is a professor of psychiatry with specialization in old age psychiatry. A current member of IPA and was a member of its Board of Director between 2007 and 2013. He was an associate editor of International Psychgeriatrics up till 2019 and has been a reviewer for good number of peer review journals in aging, geriatrics and psychogeriatrics for many years. He was Chair of African Reginal Initiative of the IPA for a couple of years and the Chair of the Geriatric Psychiatric Section of the Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria; that section is an Affiliate of the IPA. Dr. Baiyewu is a member of some other international organizations interested in health and welfare of older adults. His research interests are in Dementia, Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms in Dementia, and Depression; areas in which he has worked for over 30 years and has considerable number of publications in peer review journals. He recently led a team that studied dementia in community dwelling oldest old Nigerians. He is a member of the African Dementia Consortium, a group working on genetics of Alzheimer disease in 9 African countries. He retired formally for the university services in 2017 but has been invited to continue giving support to educational programs and research as well as mentoring younger colleagues



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