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New Knowledge on Leading Cause of Dementia for those Diagnosed Before 65

“Genetics is now widely applied to diagnosis, monitoring and the search for a potential treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. The ability to detect carriers of causal mutations could help evaluate the efficacy of therapies in clinical trials of individuals at either the pre-symptomatic or early disease stages. The detection of genetic modifiers of neurodegenerative diseases, including…

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…