Official message from Minister of Health – January is Alzheimer Awareness Month in Canada
Showing its support of Bill C-233 “to establish a national dementia strategy”, the government is “support[ing] research and surveillance through investments in areas like the largest ever study of dementia in Canada led by the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging, and innovation at the Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health. These investments will help to improve diagnoses, care and prevention, help us better understand risks, and develop new products and services that can support Canadians with dementia and their caregivers.” It is continuing “to work with key organizations such as the Alzheimer Society of Canada to reduce the stigma of this disease, and to encourage greater awareness and understanding of what it’s like to live with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia”.
While there are many sources of information and resources on Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, below is a sampling of resources at UBC and beyond for further research and exploration:
Full Ministerial Message – Alzheimer Awareness Month 2017
UBC Division of Neurology – Department of Medicine
Neuroscience Research Colloquia in 2017
UBC Experts Guide
An information source that gives journalists access to UBC’s expertise.
Dementia in Canada – A National Strategy for Dementia-friendly communities [PDF file]
Research in BC
Supporting Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias’ research in BC which affects an estimated 70,000 BC individuals living with the disease and their families, learn more about the Alzheimer Society Research Program including various research grants received by UBC and SFU
UBC Library Guide on Neuroscience: Theses & Associations
This guide provides resources for doing research in neuroscience, brain sciences, neurology, and psychiatry.
Empathy and experiences about Alzheimer’s disease:
Conversation and compassion for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
Still Alice meets Still Gloria
There are many faces of Alzheimer’s disease, Canadian society says in new campaign
Experience 12 Minutes In Alzheimer’s Dementia
Dementia Care: What in the World is a Dementia Village?
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