McGill Cares: The Importance of Sleep to Cognitive Health


Join us on June 23, 2021 at noon for the next webcast in our biweekly series, McGill Cares, designed to support informal caregivers. During candid, 30-minute interviews with leading experts, Claire Webster, Alzheimer Care Consultant and Founder of the McGill Dementia Education Program, will explore topics related to caring for a loved one with dementia.

The Importance of Sleep to Cognitive Health

Dr. Thien Thanh Dang-Vu, Professor in the Department of Health, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at Concordia University, is a neurologist with expertise in sleep medicine. He is also an attending neurologist and the Associate Director for Clinical Research at the Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal (IUGM), an Adjunct Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University, the Vice-President (Research) of the Canadian Sleep Society (CSS), a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at Université de Montréal. His expertise includes human sleep physiology, sleep disorders and the use of neuroimaging in sleep research.

Dr. Dang-Vu will speak about the relationship between sleep and cognitive health. He will address what constitutes good sleep, how much we need to stay healthy and how we can get it.

This webcast is free and open to the public.

Click here beginning at 12:00 pm EDT on Wednesday, June 23.

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