Is it estimated that the number of Canadians afflicted with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias will increase from about 480,600 in 2008 to 1,125,000 by 2038. The statistics are frightening. This is why CIHR is currently leading a vast research effort which aims to identify the mechanisms leading to the disease; delay the onset and the progression; as well as to improve the quality of life of those living with Alzheimer's and their caregivers.
July 14-19, Canada will be the host of the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Vancouver. In light of that upcoming conference, the following CIHR experts are available to demystify the scientific basis behind Alzheimer's. You can also read CIHR's special online series on Alzheimer's disease.
What are Canadian researchers doing in the fight against Alzheimer's disease?
Dr. Yves Joanette, Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Aging (Montreal, Quebec)
Is there a cure to Alzheimer's in sight?
Dr. Howard Chertkow, CIHR-funded researcher (Montreal, Quebec)
What does a brain with Alzheimer's look like?
Dr. Max S. Cynader, CIHR-funded researcher (Vancouver, British-Columbia)
How early can we detect Alzheimer's?
Dr. Sylvie Belleville, CIHR-funded researcher (Montreal, Quebec) Montreal, Quebec)
5 tips on caring for a relative with dementia
Dr. Pia Kontos, CIHR-funded researcher (Toronto, Ontario)
Optimizing care for seniors: what are the best practices?
Dr. Gloria Gutman, CIHR-funded researcher (Vancouver, British-Columbia)
Existing pharmacological treatments for people with dementia
Dr. Howard Feldman, CIHR-funded researcher (Vancouver, British-Columbia)
Source: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)