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Alzheimer Society Research Program - Video Blogs

The Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) is very pleased to introduce an ASRP Video Blog Series featuring our 2016 grant and award recipients.

These 2-3 minute videos will be posted on the Alzheimer Society blog every couple of weeks and will give you an opportunity to hear directly from our researchers as they speak about the main goals of their research projects.

Click here to view video blogs.


Half a Million Dollars Invested in Dementia Research

The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba is proud to partner with Research Manitoba to support the new Manitoba Dementia Research Chair – Dr. Ben Albensi! Click here for photos from the official announcement held at St. Boniface Research Centre on Tuesday, August 18!

This $500,000 investment (over a five-year period), is an extraordinary opportunity for our community to come together and make a real difference for those affected by dementia.

The Alzheimer Society's contribution has been generously donated by Wescan Electrical Mechanical Services, who have committed $250,000 over a five year period.

Click here for more details.

2016 Alzheimer Society Research Competition

The 2016 Alzheimer Society Research Competition will be launched on September 4, 2015. The program provides grants and awards to applicants based in Canadian universities and affiliated insitutions that promise new insights into causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Application deadline is Friday, Nov. 6, 2015.

Click here for Tips for Trainees, FAQs, funding information and how to apply.

St Boniface Hospital Launches Research Website

Every day and everywhere, the benefits of health research are all around us – much of this research is conducted at St. Boniface Hospital by innovative, world-class scientists who call Winnipeg home.

Visit the new St. Boniface Hospital website ResearchWasHere.com to meet researchers and watch their videos.

2015 Alzheimer Society Research Program Funding Results

The Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) celebrates 27 years of funding Canadian researchers in the field of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. As of 2015, the Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) has funded over $47 million in grants and awards since its inception in 1989. 
Click here for the 2015 funding results.

Past Manitoba recipients:

Dr. Gordon Glazner is working on one of the more promising clues. He’s a neurobiologist at the St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre in Winnipeg and an associate professor at the University of Manitoba. He recently discovered links between diabetes and dementia that are giving researchers fresh clues in their search for a cure. Read more…

Shenghua Zhu, University of Manitoba, is investigating the role of myelin in a transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. His project will provide possible intervention and prevention strategies for the clinical syndrome of Alzheimer’s disease. Read more…

Dr. Tiina Kauppinen is researching the role of microglia and how it could identify a treatment for Alzheimer's disease and related dementia. Her Biomedical research project, The role of PARP-1 as a modulator for microglial functions in Alzheimer's disease, has received funding by the Alzheimer Society of Canada's Research Program. Read more.

This is an exciting time for Alzheimer’s disease research.

Over the past decade, great progress has been made in our understanding about the nature of the disease, its causes and risk factors, and even treatments to slow its progression, and researchers are hopeful that major breakthroughs are coming.

REPORT: Alzheimer's disease: What's it all about? Where do we stand in the search for a cure?

In this comprehensive and easy-to-understand report, former Scientific Director Emeritus of the Alzheimer Society of Canada, Dr. Jack Diamond, provides information on Alzheimer’s disease research. Click HERE to download.


Understanding Research News

Almost daily we hear news stories about new health-related research findings. Some make claims about how effective a product or treatment is while others cause fear. You don’t have to be an expert to make sense of research results. Here are some ways to help you sort out the news that may be important from the information that might be of interest. Read more.

Call for Research Participants

Researchers are constantly looking for ways of preventing the disease, treatments to improve quality of life for people living with the disease and ultimately finding a cure to eradicate the disease. Find out how you can help.