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The CCNA Trainee Society – New Executive

The Training and Capacity Building Program is pleased to announce the launch of the CCNA Trainee Society. We see the Trainee Society as the organized voice for trainees within the Training and Capacity Building Program that will help us better meet trainee needs. The Trainee Society will be selecting the trainee representative (and alternate) who…

List of upcoming conferences in 2018

We have prepared a list of dementia-related conferences (with important dates) that will take place in the upcoming year: Canadian Geriatric Society Where: Montreal Dates: April 19-21 Deadline: Has passed http://canadiangeriatrics.ca   American Academy of Neurology Where: Los Angeles Dates: April 21-27 Deadline: February  8 www.aan.com   Canadian Association for Neuroscience Where: Vancouver Dates: May…

National Campaign Aims to End Stigma Surrounding Dementia

For Alzheimer’s Awareness month, the Alzheimer Society of Canada – a partner organization of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) – has launched a national awareness campaign that takes aim at the stereotypes and stigma often associated with people living with dementia. The campaign features a variety of Canadians with lived experience of…

Guest Post: Marijuana for Alzheimer’s disease?

The following is a guest post by CCNA researchers Nathan Herrmann MD FRCPC, and Krista Lanctôt PhD (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and University of Toronto). Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are known for their effects on memory and other cognitive functions. What is less well known, but of great importance to quality of life and care,…

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Exercise: Protective and Therapeutic Benefits Against Dementia

The following is a guest post by CCNA researcher, Dr. Laura Middleton. Over the past decade, failures in drug trials have led many researchers to seek out alternative therapies to slow, if not prevent, the onset of dementia. Their results are encouraging, showing that approximately 35% of dementia cases may be preventable through health and lifestyle…

CCNA dementia researchers gather to share discoveries and discuss new ideas for Phase II planning

  In November, experts from across Canada gathered in Toronto to share advances in dementia research at the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging’s (CCNA) third annual events.   With close to 200 members in attendance, the two-day event broached topics from new advancements in scientific research to overcoming social and cultural barriers for people…

Get involved in the CCNA Trainee & Emerging Scholars Society!

CCNA trainees and emerging scholars, We are creating a Trainee & Emerging Scholars Society (TESS) of the CCNA. This society will function to liaise with CCNA central and the Training & Capacity Building Program to tailor resources to our needs, create content such as webinars and professional development opportunities, and enable networking among your peers…

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CIHR Summer Program in Aging: Save the Date!

This unique, interactive training program will run from May 28 – June 1, 2018 and will be held in Harrison Hot Springs, BC. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows working in, or interested in learning about, research related to the area of eHealth and aging are encouraged to apply. Trainees will have the opportunity to participate in advanced training…