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Program active (since): 2013
Location: Provincial

Total Contribution: $90,060 (plus in-kind donation of $45,000)

Total number of years for program: 2 years
About the Ontario Brain Institute
The Ontario Brain Institute is a provincially‐funded, not‐for‐profit research centre seeking to maximize the impact of neuroscience and establish Ontario as a world leader in brain discovery, commercialization and care. Convergent partnerships are created between researchers, clinicians, industry, patients, and their advocates to foster discovery and deliver innovative products and services that improve the lives of those living with brain disorders. The Ontario Brain Institute’s funding will focus on:
The Dementia and Primary Care Symposium – a two day symposium held in June 2014 that brought together leaders in primary care, research, education, government and community, all of whom have an interest in and passion for working in the field of dementia.  The symposium resulted in enhanced knowledge, greater awareness, improved networks and concrete action steps for moving forward with continued research and in the delivery of services related to dementia.

Minds in Motion®- a new program that engages people with early to mid-stage dementia, and their caregivers, in a 45-60 minute exercise component, led by a qualified fitness instructor, followed by a 45-60 minute social component, which includes healthy refreshments and an opportunity to engage in fun and meaningful brain booster activities, facilitated by an Alzheimer Society Coordinator and volunteers.  

Last Updated: 06/08/15
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