Category: Featured Ideas

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….

“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).

 

 

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…

New Knowledge on Leading Cause of Dementia for those Diagnosed Before 65

“Genetics is now widely applied to diagnosis, monitoring and the search for a potential treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. The ability to detect carriers of causal mutations could help evaluate the efficacy of therapies in clinical trials of individuals at either the pre-symptomatic or early disease stages. The detection of genetic modifiers of neurodegenerative diseases, including…

Wise Practices for Healthcare Leaders: Bringing Reconciliation to Dementia Care

Findings from researchers within the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) demonstrate that rates of dementia have steadily increased over the past 7-10 years in Indigenous communities. What’s more, onset is now occurring – on average – 10 years younger than in non-Indigenous communities throughout Canada, according to Dr. Kristen Jacklin. This makes HealthCareCAN’s…

Canadian Consortium’s 100th publication reports new findings about a key protein in inherited form of dementia and ALS – will be a milestone in more ways than one

A research team within the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) has reached a major milestone. Their recent publication – marking the CCNA’s 100th – reveals significant information about an important protein that goes awry in the early stages of Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration and Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis. When we are well, we tend to…

New possible link between falls and cognitive impairment

New research suggests there could be a link between certain kinds of cognitive impairment and a greater risk of falls among seniors. Dr. Manuel Montero-Odasso, professor of medicine and geriatric medicine at Western University and co-lead of Team 12 with the CCNA recently sat down with the ‘The Current’ on CBC to discuss the possible…