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

http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=1175059

 

UBC Division of Neurology – Department of Medicine

http://neurology.med.ubc.ca/programs/

http://neurology.med.ubc.ca/programs/alzheimer-disease-and-related-disorders-program/

 

Neuroscience Research Colloquia in 2017

http://www.centreforbrainhealth.ca/news-events/neuroscience-research-colloquia

 

UBC Experts Guide

An information source that gives journalists access to UBC’s expertise.

http://experts.news.ubc.ca/


Dementia in Canada – A National Strategy for Dementia-friendly communities [PDF file]

http://www.alzheimer.ca/~/media/Files/national/Advocacy/SOCI_6thReport_DementiaInCanada-WEB_e.pdf

 

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

http://www.alzheimer.ca/en/bc/Research/Research-in-BC

http://www.alzheimer.ca/en/bc/We-can-help/Resources/Non-English-resources

 

UBC Library Guide on Neuroscience: Theses & Associations

This guide provides resources for doing research in neuroscience, brain sciences, neurology, and psychiatry.

http://guides.library.ubc.ca/c.php?g=307447&p=2050242

 

Empathy and experiences about Alzheimer’s disease:

Conversation and compassion for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

https://www.dal.ca/news/2016/01/06/conversation-and-compassion-for-alzheimer-s-awareness-month.html

 

Still Alice meets Still Gloria

https://impactethics.ca/2016/01/12/still-alice-meets-still-gloria/

 

There are many faces of Alzheimer’s disease, Canadian society says in new campaign

http://globalnews.ca/news/3169751/there-are-many-faces-of-alzheimers-disease-canadian-society-says-in-new-campaign/

 

Experience 12 Minutes In Alzheimer’s Dementia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL_Gq7Shc-Y&sns=em

 

Dementia Care: What in the World is a Dementia Village?

http://www.alzheimers.net/2013-08-07/dementia-village/

 

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