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National Dementia Strategy Announced

We are pleased by the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor's announcement of a much needed National Dementia Strategy. We are eager to play a significant role in its development through the national collaboration & expertise of 400+ researchers across Canada.

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Who we are

The Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) provides the infrastructure and support that facilitates collaboration amongst Canada’s top dementia researchers. By accelerating the discovery, innovation, and the adoption of new knowledge, the CCNA positions Canada as a global leader in increasing understanding of neurodegenerative diseases, working towards prevention, and improving the quality of life of those living with dementia.

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News & Events

Repeated Exposure to Music may Impact Alzheimer’s disease

The following is a guest post written by Drs. Corinne Fischer, Luis Fornazzari, Tom Schweizer, Michael Thaut, David Munoz, and Joseph Barfett Over half a million Canadians are living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and this number is expected to rise – exponentially – over the next 30 years. To date, drug trials have not been…

Study of Genetics in Lewy Body Dementia Sheds Light on Disease Mechanisms

This study is an important first step in understanding the genetic aspects of Dementia with Lewy Bodies and helps to clarify the contribution of genetics to the development of this disease and its relationship to other neurodegenerative diseases. Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), the second most common form of dementia among elderly people after Alzheimer’s…

Supporting Dementia Family Caregivers in Canadian Communities: Knowledge to Action

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 8:00 am - Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 8:00 am

Knowledge dissemination and planning events funded by the CIHR Planning & Dissemination Grants will be held this Spring in Manitoba and Nova Scotia.  At these local meetings, key local stakeholders will be offered the opportunity to map future directions and develop specific strategies for an evidence-based caregiver intervention to be made more widely available to…

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