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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…

Mental Health: An Important Missing Link to understanding Frailty and Dementia

The following is a guest post by CCNA researcher, Dr. Sarah Pakzad, Ph.D., L.Psych. Because frailty carries an increased risk for poor health outcomes – including hospitalization, falls, disability, and even mortality – properly measuring and accurately describing frailty remain areas of priority in both research and clinical settings. Even though the Frailty Index (FI),…

New Resources for CCNA Trainees

The CCNA Training and Capacity Building Program is pleased to tell you about two new resources available exclusively to CCNA trainees. At Ease with the Media – A series of five instructional videos on how to successfully manage an interview with a broadcast or print journalist and tell your research story effectively. Videos are available…

Living Well with Dementia: The Critical Role of Technology

Canada’s response to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global action plan on dementia includes the critical role of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging’s gerontechnology and dementia research team and AGE-WELL, both of which are led by Dr. Alex Mihailidis. As Canada’s technology and aging network, AGE-WELL is actively implementing the WHO’s recommendations by…

CCNA Travel Awards Available Available to Attend the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) – July 22-26, 2018

The CCNA Training and Capacity Building Program is pleased to announce the availability of a limited number of travel awards for CCNA trainees presenting oral presentations or posters at AAIC in Chicago, United States. To be eligible the trainee or fellow must have an accepted AAIC abstract. Priority will be given to oral presentations and…