Dr. Olivier Beauchet
Physician, Full Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Director at RUIS McGill Centre of Excellence on Longevity and the Jewish General Hospital, Canada
Dr. Olivier Beauchet, who is certified to practice neurology, internal medicine and geriatrics, was appointed Director of the Centre of Excellence on Longevity in January 2016. Dr. Beauchet is a full-time professor at McGill University, a geriatrician in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the Jewish General Hospital, and holds the Joseph Kaufmann Chair in Geriatric Medicine at McGill University. He holds Master’s degrees in pharmacology and neuropsychology and a Ph. D in neuroscience.
In 25 years of clinical practice and research, Dr. Beauchet has explored age-related cognitive decline and gait changes, the neurological effects of vitamin D and the care of the elderly. He is a world specialist in vitamin D deficiency, gait and balance disorders and their association with cognitive decline. He has founded, and currently leads, two consortia, one international and the other pan-Canadian, bringing together international research teams and clinicians specializing in human aging.
Between December 2017 and September 2018, Dr. Beauchet was the director of the clinical study A-Health at the MMFA. This study showed that participation in cultural mediation activities such as painting and drawing not only improved the well-being and quality of life of the elderly but also their state of health. Dr Beauchet is also a member of the Museum’s Art and Health committee.
Join Dr. Beauchet at Communicating the Arts Montreal for a masterclass shared among other with Nathalie Bondil, MMFA’s director, about “Art and Health: Innovation and Research at the MMFA”
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