We are very pleased to announce that the new CIHR funding opportunity on the Challenge of Dementia in Indigenous Populations has been launched.
Dementia has emerged as a significant health concern in Indigenous populations in Canada. As an example, the number of First Nations populations in Alberta who were treated for dementia tripled between 1998 and 2009 — higher than the increase in non-Indigenous Canadian populations. Furthermore, First Nations people who were diagnosed with dementia were more likely to be younger and male, compared to their non-First Nations counterparts.
This funding opportunity intends to provide support for dementia care research that uses community-based participatory methods with rural and/or urban Indigenous populations. Funding will also work to iteratively build capacity among Indigenous scholars and students in dementia research.
Application Deadline: 2016-09-06