Groundbreaking study tracks 50,000 Canadians over 20 years to find ways to improve our health by understanding how we age
What factors impact how we age? Why do some people stay healthy as they grow older while others develop health problems? What changing life circumstances develop for Canadians as they grow older and how do they handle them?
Virtual house calls: Can video conferencing help people with dementia in rural communities?
The answers may lie in two research projects funded by the Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) investigating the potential benefits of video-linking people with dementia and their caregivers to health-care professionals in urban centres.
The technology brings instant treatment and advice into the homes of residents living hours away from health-care services in a matter of clicks.
Provincial premiers put spotlight on dementia
For the Council of the Federation, a working group of 13 provincial and territorial premiers committed to strengthening federal-provincial relations, dementia has become a permanent fixture in the Canadian political landscape.
Zaven Khachaturian, known as the father of Alzheimer’s research in the US, on how far dementia research has come in 30 years and Canada’s important role in it.
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News from across the country
We partner with Alzheimer Societies in every province. Here are some highlights of their work and how to connect with them.
Alberta and Northwest Territories
The Alzheimer Society of Alberta & NWT proudly launched the ASANT Café: a pioneering online community for people with dementia, family members, care partners, friends, individuals – anyone whose life is affected by Alzheimer‘s disease and other dementias. Join the online community at
The Lenarduzzi family is joining us in B.C. for the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5k on Jun. 22. Team Lenarduzzi includes media personality Sunny Lenarduzzi, Vancouver Whitecaps President Bob Lenarduzzi, Deanne Lenarduzzi, Ryan Lenarduzzi, Wes Knight and Kim Keras.
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The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba is proud to announce the 2014-15 recipients of the Graduate Student Fellowship Research Program! Congratulations to Chris Cadonic, a Master’s Student in Biomedical Engineering, University of Manitoba and Terresa Miller, a Graduate Student in Psychiatric Nursing, Brandon University.
The 3rd annual Fishing for Memories, an event in support of the Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick, is happening on Saturday, June 28th at Hampstead Wharf in Hampstead, NB. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information.
Newfoundland and Labrador
The Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland celebrated our 25th annual Walk for Memories on May 25. All funds raised are in support of the nearly 7700 families and individuals living with dementia.
On May 22, Cape Breton was the lucky host of renowned dementia specialist Teepa Snow. Teepa was part of the Society’s annual Family and Friends night, and presented to an audience of over 350 people!
Our acclaimed shifting focus: a guide to understanding dementia behaviour has now been translated into seven other languages. Visit www.shiftingfocus.ca to download the guides and view our new videos.
Prince Edward Island
Join the Alzheimer Society of PEI in celebrating leaders that inspire partnerships and excellence in dementia care.
Sunday May 25th more than 9,430 walkers joined one of the 46 Walks for Memories held across Quebec raising more than $884,000.00 to support programs and services provided by the 20 Alzheimer Societies of Quebec. You can still donate at www.qcwalkformemories.ca. Thank you for your generosity!
What's Green and White and raises money for the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan? We won't spoil the details, find out for yourself!
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