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Do something AMAZING for Alzheimer’s research!

This September, we’ve been raising awareness about the work of world-class Canadian researchers so that they can continue investigating the cause, cure and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

We asked you, “What would you ask a dementia researcher if you met one on the street, and will be sharing the answers to your top questions at the end of September.

We’ve also been extremely fortunate to have Les Dakens, Alzheimer Society board member and advocate, as our special matching donor. “I saw first-hand the impact Alzheimer’s disease had on my family and especially the life of my mother. I wanted to do something.”

Les did this by challenging Canadians to double the impact of their donation. For every donation made this September, Les agreed to match it until we meet our goal of $50,000.

This year, the Alzheimer Society Research Program awarded $4.2 million in research. This includes $3.9 million to fund 40 research projects across Canada, $30,000 in conference support and $1,025,000 to the Canadian Consortium for Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA), the first-of-its-kind, bringing together Canada’s brightest minds in neurodegenerative research.

This funding is essential to the success of some of these amazing researchers:

Sarah Atwi

Sarah Atwi

Strengthening brain networks after a silent stroke

Sarah Atwi is investigating whether exercise can strengthen the weakened connections within the brain after a silent stroke. Read more >

Alex Mihailidis

Alex Mihailidis

Making technology work for people living with dementia

Dr. Alex Mihailidis is working to improve assistive technologies for people with dementia, which could enhance quality of life and help them live as independently as possible. Read more >

Donald Weaver

How to build an Alzheimer drug molecule

Dr. Donald Weaver is using computer-aided design to develop molecule-based drugs that could stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Read more >

Learn more about the promising research currently being funded by the ASRP and find out how you can do something AMAZING for Alzheimer’s at alzheimer.ca/dosomethingamazing.


Last Updated: 09/23/15
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