Better health through prevention

PERFORM Centre Research Conference

The PERFORM Centre provides an integrated and comprehensive environment to promote healthier lives through changes in behaviour and lifestyle by offering research opportunities, education, and preventative-based programs.



As one of their first pilot projects, Les Grands have teamed up with Louis Bherer, scientific director at Concordia’s PERFORM Centre, to study whether dance can improve physical and cognitive health in elderly populations.


February 2014
How exercise keeps your mind young
The PERFORM Centre’s Louis Bherer has shown that physical activity can prevent cognitive decline in old age

September 2013
Marathoner teams up with PERFORM scientific director to talk lifelong fitness
Part of the Concordia-Globe and Mail conversation series on aging well.


May 9, 2014
Physical activity and brain functions
1st annual PERFORM Centre research conference

April 2014
World Congress on Brain, Behavior and Emotions

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Louis Bherer, Scientific Director of Concordia's PERFORM Centre and octogenarian marathoner Ed Whitlock discuss exercise, lifestyle and aging well. The event, held on May 1, 2013, was part of the Concordia University - Globe and Mail national conversation series on aging well.

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