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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,…

JPND: Opportunity for Transnational Working Groups (with bids of up to €50,000 to support activities)

Deadline for proposal submissions: 23:59H C.E.T., March 10, 2016   Summary: The EU Joint Programme, Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) is calling on leading scientists in the field to form working groups. Teams are tasked with establishing ‘best practice’ guidelines and/or methodological frameworks that will address key challenges in brain imaging techniques in NDD.   Timeline:…

Historic Alzheimer’s Funding Increase Signed Into Law, Answering Alzheimer’s Association Call for Action

December 18th, 2015 marked a tremendous step forward in supporting the advancement of dementia research. As of last Friday, an increase of more than $350 million was signed into law by the President of the United States, Barack Obama, bringing the total of Alzheimer’s research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to nearly $1 billion per year. This…

CCNA Researcher, Dr. Sandra Black, Appointed to the Order of Canada

“Clinicians and researchers need to work together to better understand the interactions between stroke, vascular disease, and Alzheimer’s disease in order to tackle neurodegeneration. You can’t focus on one disease and think that you’re going to fix the whole problem.” Dr. Sandra Black Neurodegeneration is a kind of battle between two processes: one that slowly…

Alzheimer’s Research UK Launches New Dementia Discovery Fund

Alzheimer’s Research UK, a CCNA Partner Organization, has joined pharmaceutical companies worldwide and the UK government to launch a $100M (USD) Dementia Discovery Fund. The purpose of the new fund, managed by the venture capital firm SV Life Sciences (SVLS), is to support: “… innovative new drug development projects… with the aim of finding new treatments capable of altering the course of diseases such…