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April 02nd 2013:Veterans Memories Caring for Veterans

Dr. Tiffany Chow is Senior Clinician-Scientist at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute. Jill Paterson is a Project Manager for the Historica-Dominion Institute. They explain their work with, respectively, The Memory Clinic,, and The Memory Project. Dr. Chow explains what’s known about the ways elderly persons with Alzheimer’s disease respond to reminders of important memories and how the Memory Clinic works with them. Jill Paterson explains how memories of veterans are carefully preserved in The Memory Project. Dr. Chow says where her research is leading for care for Alzheimer’s

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Dr. Tiffany Chow

Dr. Tiffany Chow is Senior Clinician-Scientist at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute and staff Behavioural Neurologist at Baycrest's Sam and Ida Ross Memory Clinic. She holds a dual appointment as Associate Professor of Neurology and Geriatric Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. She authored, ‘The Memory Clinic’, The Memory Clinic, in which she shares stories of hope and healing for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. She developed a popular website for children who are caregivers to middle-aged parents with dementia and an educational activity book for children too young to access the internet, Baycrest-Dr. Tiffany Chow She serves patients with early-onset dementias
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Jill Paterson

Jill Paterson is a Project Manager for the Historica-Dominion Institute, Historica-Dominion Institute She oversees Canada’s largest oral history project which since 2009 has interviewed over 2600 veterans of the Second World War and the Korean War. She has worked, primarily, on the Memory Project Archive and Speakers Bureau since 2006 but has also managed programs such as the Sir John A Day education campaign. She holds an MA in Public History from the University of Waterloo and a MA in History from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. She has travelled from St. John's to Whitehorse, and all points in between, in search of veterans who are willing to share their story.
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