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Living Well with Dementia: The Critical Role of Technology

Canada’s response to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global action plan on dementia includes the critical role of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging’s gerontechnology and dementia research team and AGE-WELL, both of which are led by Dr. Alex Mihailidis. As Canada’s technology and aging network, AGE-WELL is actively implementing the WHO’s recommendations by…

CCNA Travel Awards Available Available to Attend the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) – July 22-26, 2018

The CCNA Training and Capacity Building Program is pleased to announce the availability of a limited number of travel awards for CCNA trainees presenting oral presentations or posters at AAIC in Chicago, United States. To be eligible the trainee or fellow must have an accepted AAIC abstract. Priority will be given to oral presentations and…

The Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) launches the third round of funding for the Researcher-Clinician Partnership Program (RCP2)

The Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) has officially launched the third round of funding for our Researcher-Clinician Partnership Program (RCP2).  The Researcher-Clinician Partnership Program (RCP2) is designed to support teams of clinicians and researchers collaborating to refine, test, validate and disseminate innovative solutions in aging and brain health in a real-world care setting….

Setting Dementia Research Priorities – Drawing lines in the Sand

During its successful third annual events in Toronto last November, the CCNA held a panel session discussing setting dementia research priorities with over 200 attendees. Dr. Howard Feldman kicked-off the session by asking attendees to consider the practical and ethical implications of setting research priorities. “It’s not only that we set research priorities, but we…

Funding Opportunity from CIHR IIPH and ICRH – Operating Grant: Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR)

CIHR’s Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health has announced the launch of a request for applications (RFA) for the Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) development grants. NEIHR is a new 15 year $89.4M initiative that aims to establish a solid foundation for Indigenous health research driven by and grounded in Indigenous communities in Canada. This…

Request for Applications: CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invites applications to join the CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network, an interdisciplinary collaborative initiative to increase understanding of the fundamental biology of neurodegenerative disorders. The goal of the CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network is to bring together outstanding, innovative, forward-thinking scientists to work on the challenge of neurodegenerative disorders, with a focus on…

CAHS Panel for the Assessment of Evidence and Best Practices for the development of a Canadian Dementia Strategy

CAHS Panel for the Assessment of Evidence and Best Practices for the development of a Canadian Dementia Strategy.  This panel of 6 experts was assembled at the request of PHAC. Canada’s aging population and the increasing prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias pose a significant challenge for Canadian families and their caregivers, and more…

Repeated Exposure to Music may Impact Alzheimer’s disease

The following is a guest post written by Drs. Corinne Fischer, Luis Fornazzari, Tom Schweizer, Michael Thaut, David Munoz, and Joseph Barfett Over half a million Canadians are living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and this number is expected to rise – exponentially – over the next 30 years. To date, drug trials have not been…