Brain donation and/or autopsy

Dementia and end-of-life care

Brain donation and/or autopsy

Since much of the research into Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias relies on studying brain tissues that have been donated after the person has died, many individuals and families feel that brain donation is one way to increase the likelihood that we will one day cure this condition.

If brain donation is something you wish to consider, it must occur as soon as possible after death. As this is naturally a difficult time, it is important to discuss brain tissue donation in advance and to learn about the options available in your area. For more information about donating brain tissue for research in Canada, read our page on Brain donation.

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