B Lynn Beattie is Professor Emeritus, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, UBC. Current clinical interest is practise at the UBC Hospital Clinic for Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders (UBCH CARD) where she is the Medical Director. In addition, she has been involved with a number of research activities including the multi centre Canadian Quality of Life in AD Study, a number of clinical trials in AD, a look at psychological resilience and well-being of spousal caregivers of persons with dementia, development of psychosocial indicators of oral health-related quality of life in three ethnic groups, genetic epidemiological study of AD, brain power, resistance training and cognitive function in older women. She is on the Board of the Alzheimer Society of Canada as Chair of the Research Policy Committee and has completed two terms as Secretary Treasurer of C5R, the Consortium of Canadian Centres for Clinical Cognitive Research. In 2007 she undertook a part time position as the Scientific Director for CHAP, the Centre for Healthy Aging at Providence Health Care in Vancouver. In the past she started and was the first Head of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at UBC, initially based at Shaughnessy Hospital and in later years at Vancouver Coastal UBC/VGH. She was Director of the Clinic for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders from its inception until 2005, and again from 2009 to date. She is Past President of the American Geriatrics Society and the Canadian Geriatrics Society.