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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“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,…

Podcast Featuring Dr. Carol Greenwood: “What’s good for the body is good for the brain”

In a recent podcast with the Alternative Food Network (AFN), the CCNA’s nutrition expert, Dr. Carol Greenwood discussed how good nutrition throughout the lifespan supports the health of the body and the brain. What does a healthy diet include? According to Greenwood’s research, a Mediterranean diet of lean proteins (like fish), complex carbohydrates (like lentils),…

Press Release: Dementia Risk Reduction event

MEDIA ADVISORY With the number of Canadians living with dementia doubling from 564,000 to close to one million by 2031, access to affordable and relevant dementia risk reduction strategies will ensure that Canadians can be proactive in managing their health. To inform Canadians on how to reduce their risk of dementia and lessen the severity of…

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