Dr. Kenneth Rockwood, MD, FRCP(C)

Team Lead: Knowledge Translation


Kathryn Allen Weldon Professor of Alzheimer Research

Professor of Medicine

Dalhousie University


Principal Investigator & Chair, Management Committee

Canadian Dementia Knowledge Translation Network


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Dr. Kenneth Rockwood is Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Dalhousie University and a physician in the Department of Medicine at Capital Health, Halifax.  As the Kathryn Allen Weldon Professor of Alzheimer Research, he has a longstanding interest in dementia and delirium.  


Professor Rockwood is the author of more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific publications, and seven books, the most recent being (as co-editor) the 7th edition of Brocklehurst’s Textbook of Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology.  In 2000, he founded DementiaGuide Inc, a web-based, health information company. Most recently, he heads up the Canadian Dementia Knowledge Translation Network, which includes more than 100 investigators in 36 centres across Canada, and the Canada China Collaboration on Ageing and Longevity.


His work is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Alzheimer Society of Canada, the Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems Canadian Research Network, the National Science Foundation of China, the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation and the Fountain Innovation Fund of the QEII Health Sciences Foundation.


A native Newfoundlander, Dr. Rockwood holds degrees from Memorial University (BA and MD), MPA (Queen’s University) and diplomas in Internal Medicine (U of Alberta) and Geriatric Medicine (Dalhousie University).