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Respecting her elders – MUN Gazette

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 202373 Views

May 30, 2023

Indigenous spring graduate working to understand, fix cognitive decline

As an Indigenous youth from the NunatuKavut Inuit community in southern Labrador, Amelia Jones was taught respect for her elders.

“Growing to an old age is a wondrous accomplishment and it comes with the highest honour and esteem in my culture,” said the 2023 spring graduate. “Elders bestow great wisdom and leadership, and it is because of their encouragement that I pursued post-secondary education in the first place.”

Understanding the health brain

Forteau, like many other communities in the province, has an aging population and with it an increased prevalence of age-related disease.

During her time at Memorial, the bachelor of science (honours) student became engrossed in researching the neural and molecular underpinnings of memory across the lifespan.

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