High demand in community for Alzheimer’s speaker
UBC Okanagan has added a second evening to its Distinguished Speaker Series presentation by Jay Ingram.
The iconic Canadian writer and broadcaster will speak about his new book The End of Memory: A Natural history of Alzheimer’s disease on Thursday, February 26 at the Mary Irwin Theatre. The talk, free and open to the public, will be his second presentation on the topic, as his first presentation the previous evening is fully booked.
This is the first time a Distinguished Speaker Series presentation has been extended to a two-night engagement.
“It’s not surprising there is a thirst for knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease,” says Ingram. “It’s now the subject of plays and novels, but it is also important to understand the history of the disease and the science.”
In his latest book, The End of Memory, Ingram explores the mystery of Alzheimer’s and how it attacks the brain. Alzheimer’s is a growing concern as more and more people are being diagnosed with the disease as populations are living longer.
Ingram, the former host of popular science shows such as CBC’s Quirks and Quarks and Discovery Channel Canada’s Daily Planet, will speak about the mystery of Alzheimer’s and the desperate need for more research funding.
The Science of Alzheimer’s Distinguished Speaker event is presented by UBC Okanagan’s Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, and takes place Thursday, February 26, at the Mary Irwin Theatre, 421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna. The event is free and begins at 7 p.m.
Registration is required: dss-ingram-night2.eventbrite.ca