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Phase Two of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging

2019/20-2020/21 • $12,909,697
The Canadian Consortium for Neurodegeneration and Aging (CCNA) is an important response to the urgent health problem of Alzheimer Disease (AD) and other more rare dementias-together termed the neurodegenerative diseases (NDD)- in Canada. Our mission is to create teams and platforms that will do...

A comparative policy analysis of programs to support people with dementia and co-existing complex needs and their caregivers

2016/17-2020/21 • $320,648
Health care systems in Canada and around the world face the challenge of meeting the needs of people living with dementia and their unpaid caregivers. Many people with dementia have additional health needs, like pain related to Arthritis, which can be very complex to manage. This puts a lot of...

Improving Quality of Living and Dying for People with Advanced Dementia and Their Caregivers

2016/17-2020/21 • $318,935
People who are living with dementia are one of society's most frail and socially excluded populations of older adults, especially those with advanced dementia (i.e., moderate and late-stage). As dementia progresses, the likelihood of placement in residential care (e.g., long term care,...

Moving With and Tuning In: A participatory mixed methods study to foster social inclusion of individuals with dementia and their carers

2016/17-2020/21 • $316,341
One of the most insidious consequences of dementia is the rupture of relationships, which occurs both between the individual with dementia and his/her primary caregiver (the dyad), and between the dyad and other members of society. As a result, both members of the dyad suffer from a loss of...

Improving social inclusion for Canadians with dementia and carers through sharing dance

2016/17-2020/21 • $297,231
People with dementia and their carers experience barriers to meaningful social inclusion across a range of settings. Addressing these issues requires the development and evaluation of accessible, non-stigmatizing and affordable interventions that facilitate social inclusion in the home,...

Imagining age-friendly communities within communities: international promising practices

2017/18-2019/20 • $729,642
Our partnership will transform fears about an aging population into conversations and practices that address both the complexities and possibilities inherent in a world that welcomes the meaning that old age brings to life. Imagining Age-Friendly "Communities within Communities": International...

Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging - Full Proposal

2014/15-2018/19 • $24,450,000
The neurodegenerative brain diseases - Alzheimer's Disease, Vascular dementia, Frontotemporal dementia, and Dementia with Lewy Bodies - will be the "diseases of the 21st century" due to aging of our population. The decision by CIHR to establish a Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging...

Understanding group singing in older adults from a psychosocial perspective

2017/18-2018/19 • $199,371
Many older adults face formidable challenges to social wellbeing. Foremost among these is the social isolation and loneliness that may arise from a combination of factors inclusive of retirement from work, increased physical distance from family, cessation of driving, and the death of loved...

Imagining age-friendly communities within communities: international promising practices

2017/18 • $20,000
This project, Imagining Age-Friendly "Communities within Communities": International Promising Practices, builds on the World Health Organization's "Age-Friendly Communities" global initiative. Addressing critical gaps in current knowledge, we will investigate how culture and gender matter in...

Advancing interdisciplinary research in singing: AIRS

2010/11-2015/16 • $2,178,750
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Improving quality of life for people dying in long-term care homes

2010/11-2013/14 • $695,095
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Create the Canadian Dementia Knowledge Translation Network (CDKTN)

2010/11-2012/13 • $1,955,000
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Building Partnerships in Community-Based Dementia Care.

2010/11-2011/12 • $137,586
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