Category: Guest Blogs

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Exercise: Protective and Therapeutic Benefits Against Dementia

The following is a guest post by CCNA researcher, Dr. Laura Middleton. Over the past decade, failures in drug trials have led many researchers to seek out alternative therapies to slow, if not prevent, the onset of dementia. Their results are encouraging, showing that approximately 35% of dementia cases may be preventable through health and lifestyle…

Can frailty influence who gets Alzheimer’s disease?

The following is a guest post by Lindsay Wallace, a CCNA trainee working under the supervision of Dr. Melissa Andrew. By 2031, 1.4 million Canadians are expected to have some form of cognitive impairment. As the leading cause of dementia, the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on those living with the illness, families, care providers, the…