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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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…

Improving Mobility to Improve Cognition: SYNERGIC Trial

“We have learned that the brain processes involved in activities like walking, and the processes involved in how a person solves a problem share similar locations and networks in the brain. Because problems with mobility are connected to a reduction in cognitive function, they can be a good indicator of a person’s future progression into…

The Way Older Adults Move can be a Sign of Dementia

“Finding early dementia detection methods is vital. In the future, it is conceivable that we will be able to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias before people even have significant memory loss. My team and I believe that gait, as a complex brain-motor task, provides a golden window of opportunity to see brain function that…

CCNA researchers invited as members of the Ministerial Advisory Board

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, channeled through the CCNA. Growing our influence to impact policy and care through collaborative research, several CCNA researchers have been invited to be part of the Ministerial Advisory Board to advise the Minister of Health, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, on matters related to the health of people living with dementia, their families and caregivers. Regular updates will be posted on the CCNA’s website.

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