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The Need for Priority Setting in Dementia Research

 A Q&A with James Lind Alliance (JLA) project coordinator, Jennifer Bethell 1) How does the James Lind Alliance help advance dementia research? The James Lind Alliance (JLA) brings together patients, care partners and clinicians in what they call “priority setting partnerships,” which aim to identify and prioritize questions for research on a particular health topic….

Chair: The Wilfred and Joyce Posluns Chair in Women’s Brain Health

Funding Organization Canadian Institutes of Health Research Program Name Chair : The Wilfred and Joyce Posluns Chair in Women’s Brain Health (The Wilfred and Joyce Posluns Chair in Women’s Brain Health and Aging) Sponsor(s) CIHR Institutes of Aging (IA), Gender and Health (IGH), and Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA) in partnership with the Ontario…

Responding to the Behavioural Symptoms of Dementia: We Must do Better

“For many people with dementia, their behavior is more challenging to grapple with than the diagnosis itself.” Dr. Nathan Herrmann Dementia can colour one’s thoughts, emotions, attitudes, movements, and perceptions of reality… Affecting nearly 90% of all long-term care residents living with dementia, behavioural symptoms (BSD) can take the form of wandering, repetitive questioning, bouts…

Building Capacity in Rural Care: A Critical Need for People with Dementia

“Despite having a higher proportion of adults over age 65 than cities, rural areas have fewer primary health care, specialist and support services available.” Dr. Debra Morgan There’s a critical need for better primary health care (PHC) in rural areas for people with dementia. Despite having a higher proportion of adults over the age of 65,…