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Dr. Sandra E. Black receives honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo

On June 12, CCNA Research Executive Committee member Dr. Sandra E. Black received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo and addressed convocation. A distinguished clinician scientist, Dr. Black is known around the world for her contributions to brain health. Her work in the area of dementia and stroke is at the forefront of advances in diagnosis, clinical assessment and treatment. To view the other honourees featured, visit: https://uwaterloo.ca/news/news/activist-and-survivor-hiroshima-bombing-among-honourees

Call for CCNA Abstracts: CCNA Science Days 2018

Members of the CCNA research community are invited to submit abstracts for the CCNA Science Day poster sessions. This is an opportunity to showcase your work and foster collaborations with other CCNA investigators, trainees, and partner organizations. Abstracts must be submitted electronically no later than: 5:00 pm EST on Friday, August 17, 2018. Submit an…

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…