TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 30, 2015) - On October 3, 2015, HackerNest, a non-profit organization and movement that builds local tech communities around the world, will be holding a workshop for DementiaHack, the world's foremost hackathon dedicated to helping those affected by dementia. Presented by Facebook and supported by the UK government, the event will bring together some of the brightest, most dedicated minds in healthcare and technology to develop new and innovative products that improve the lives of people living with dementia and their caregivers.


  • Shaharris Beh, Founder and CEO of HackerNest

  • Jordan Banks, Managing Director of Facebook Canada and DementiaHack Chair

  • Kevin McGurgan, HM Consul General and Director-General for UK Trade and Investment

  • Dr. Arlene Astell, Ontario Shores Research Chair in Community Management of Dementia, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

  • Dr. Joel Sadavoy, Head of Geriatric Psychiatry, the Reitman Centre for Alzheimer's support and training, and head of community psychiatry services at Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Debbie Kaplan, Director of Circle of Home Care Services

  • Sylvia Davidson, Professional Practice Chief - Occupational Therapy, Baycrest


Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at MaRS Discovery District, Room CR3, 101 College St., Toronto.


The DementiaHack workshop provides a platform for some of the most dedicated minds in healthcare and technology to discuss issues facing dementia sufferers and their caregivers, in advance of DementiaHack which will be held in Toronto on November 7 - 9, 2015.

To find out more about DementiaHack, visit

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