Research in B.C.

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. supports research directed at finding the cure for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, and improving the lives of the estimated 70,000 individuals and families in our province who are living with the disease.

Each year, a portion of funds from the Alzheimer Society Research Program supports research in B.C. 

2016 grants

Caregiver Support

Jennifer BaumbuschJennifer Baumbusch

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Project: Inclusion of families of older adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias in residential long-term care: A knowledge translation & exchange study

$116,280 -
 Quality of Life, Research Grant

“We will create a workshop series that provides education, networking and peer support for families of individuals with Alzheimer disease and other dementias who live in long-term care facilities.”  


Diagnosis and Detection

Myeong Jin JuMyeong Jin Ju

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
Project: Label-free Alzheimer's disease biomarkers in the retina

$83,000 - Biomedical Research Grant

"My research outcome will establish retinal imaging as a fast, non-invasive, and cost effective method for earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.”  


Holly TuokkoHolly A. Tuokko

University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
Project: The development of comparison standards for the cognitive measures employed in Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

$239,900 - Quality of Life, Research Grant
This project is jointly funded by the ASRP and the Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation 

“It is anticipated that having well-developed Canadian standards for the identification of memory and thinking problems will result in greater accuracy in the early identification of dementias including Alzheimer’s disease.”  


Improving Care and Support for People Living with Dementia

Sharon KoehnSharon Koehn
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
Project: Building trust to facilitate access to dementia care for immigrant older adults: The role of the multicultural services sector

$119,623 - Quality of Life, Research Grant

“Our research will identify strategies that can foster relationships of trust that in turn build opportunities for access for immigrant consumers of dementia-related services to multicultural agencies and from the latter to formal dementia support systems.”  

Learn more about Dr. Sharon Koehn's research in the Alzheimer Society of B.C's handout A Focus on Research.


For a full description of all research funded by the Research Program, please click here.

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Last Updated: 11/08/2017