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The Brain Health Food Guide: How to Lower your Risk of Dementia

“Up to 50% of the cases of Alzheimer’s disease may be the result of diet and lifestyle. This means that we have a real opportunity to lower the burden of dementias in the Canadian population through improving diet, exercise, and lifestyle.” Dr. Carol Greenwood “Whether we like it or not, our couch potato lifestyles are…

Is Canada investing enough in dementia research?

As a researcher and neurologist who treats people with dementia, I feel their frustration when I tell them there is no cure and that the drugs we can prescribe are of limited value. Throughout my career, I’ve supported research into dementia therapeutics, which promises to improve quality of life for those living with dementia by…

The CCNA Trainee Digest – November 8, 2016

THE CCNA TRAINEE DIGEST *A rundown of CCNA trainee news, events, activities, and accomplishments CCNA Science Day and Partners Forum, Vancouver, BC October 6-7, 2016   The Training and Capacity Building Program would like to thank the 20 trainees who participated in the annual Science Day and Partners Forum in Vancouver. Seventeen trainees participated in…

This week: CCNA holds 2nd Annual Events (Oct 6-7, 2016 in Vancouver, B.C.)

After Launching Largest Canadian Dementia Study – COMPASS-ND – the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) holds 2nd Annual Events Dementia has no cure and 25 000 Canadians are diagnosed annually. In an effort to accelerate breakthroughs in dementia services and care, the CCNA holds its annual meeting to share developments in prevention, treatment, and…

Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) Training Awards

Now Accepting Applications Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) Training Awards Applications must be submitted by Monday, November 7, 2016 The Alzheimer Society Research Program is now accepting applications for the 2017 ASRP-CCNA Research Competition. The 2017 competition includes two types of awards open to CCNA-affiliated trainees. They are the ASRP/CCNA Training Awards and…

Le Bulletin des stagiaires du CCNV – 22 septembre 2016

Le Bulletin des stagiaires du CCNV *Un récapitulatif des nouvelles, événements, activités et réalisations à l’intention des stagiaires du CCNV Félicitations aux stagiaires du CCNV qui ont remporté une bourse de voyage IRSC-CCNV pour assister à la Journée scientifique et au Forum des partenaires du CCNV à Vancouver, du 5 au 7 octobre 2016. Leslie…

The CCNA Trainee Digest – September 22, 2016

THE CCNA TRAINEE DIGEST *A rundown of CCNA trainee news, events, activities, and accomplishments Congratulations to CCNA trainees awarded a CIHR-CCNA Travel Award to attend the CCNA Science Day and Partners Forum in Vancouver, October 5-7, 2016. Leslie Malloy-Weir – Team 20 AmanPreet Badhwar – Team 9 Natalie Kozyrev – Team 4 Chen Xiong –…