Serge Gauthier Award for Dr. Christian-Alexandre Castellano

During the 3e Congrès québécois sur la maladie d'Alzheimer et maladies apparentées (3rd Québec symposium on Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses ), Dr. Christian-Alexandre Castellano received the Serge Gauthier Award for best scientific poster (see opposite).

An expert in nutrition and medical imaging, Dr. Christian-Alexandre Castellano, who holds a doctorate in animal sciences, is a research coordinator with the Research Chair on Brain Metabolism and Cognition during Aging, of which the chairholder is Professor and Researcher Stephen Cunnane (Université de Sherbrooke).

The symposium was held in November 2016 in Sherbrooke. Some 250 experts, researchers, clinicians and professionals interested in better understanding Alzheimer's diseases and related illnesses were in attendance.

Exercise: It works

The poster showed the preliminary results of the potential benefits of a walking program for 10 people with Alzheimer's disease. The study concludes that walking may effectively increase the energetic functioning (use of fuel) of the brain and improve cognition (information processing speed) among persons with light Alzheimer's.

Download the poster

 About the Award

The $1,000 award is dedicated to Dr. Serge Gauthier, a world-reknowned physician, neurologist, and researcher (McGill University) who received the Order of Canada in 2015 for his contribution to the advancement of our understanding of Alzheimer's disease and dementia.


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