International Position Paper on Dementia Chaired by Scientific Director of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging

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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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Parkinson’s disease: new research on the role of cognition and sex differences

This guest blog was written by CCNA researchers Ashley Curtis, Mario Masellis, Richard Camicioli, Heather Davidson, and Mary Tierney Parkinson’s disease (PD) mainly affects the body’s motor system. It's symptoms – which result from the long-term degeneration of the central nervous system – occur over time and include shaking, difficulty walking, slow movements, and rigidity….

New Fund to Help Support People Living with Dementia

“Through our consultations, we heard from stakeholders, people living with dementia, as well as their family or friend caregivers. Many expressed a need for collaboration and partnership, information sharing, scaling up of best practices, and measures that address stigma. I am confident that through the Dementia Community Investment fund, we can learn more and implement effective approaches to supporting optimal quality of life for those living with dementia and their family or friend caregivers.”

The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor
Minister of Health Canada

“Do What is Best for Me”

Our researchers were featured in a Radio Canada 5-part documentary series, “Do what is best for me”. Inspired by her mother’s experience, Marie-France Bazzo explores the evolution of Alzheimer’s and its impact on those who are diagnosed and their care partners. We invite you to listen (available in French only).



The CCNA’s Researchers Continue to Influence National Policy in lead-up to Phase II

On May 14-15, 2018 select members of the CCNA’s leadership participated in the National Dementia Conference: Inspiring and Informing a National Dementia Strategy for Canada. Among other key priorities – i.e. support, care, stigma reduction, and education – they emphasized the need for the federal government to earmark a Dementia Breakthrough Fund to support Canadian research on dementia,…

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