The Alzheimer Society of Canada has announced an investment of more than three million dollars in funding, that will support 26 dementia researchers and their teams across Canada. One of Canada’s most innovative hubs for dementia research, they are focused on helping the best and brightest minds move the Canadian experience of dementia landscape forward, sparking their work from ideas to impact.
“Dementia research in Canada is significantly underfunded when compared to other global nations,” says Dr. Saskia Sivananthan, Chief Science Officer, Alzheimer Society of Canada, “That’s why we’re dedicated to investing in new ideas in dementia research, so that the millions of Canadians touched by dementia can have hope.”
The Alzheimer Society of Canada funding will support 26 dementia researchers, focused on important areas of study including:
- Dementia causes, risk factors and prevention,
- Early diagnosis and emerging diagnostic tools and
- Dementia therapies, treatment and enhancing care.
To learn more about these researchers and the work they’ll be doing, visit Alzheimer.ca/researchers.