Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Research
This is an exciting time for Alzheimer’s disease research. Over the past decade, great progress has been made in our understanding about the nature of the disease, its causes and risk factors, and even treatments to slow its progression, and researchers are hopeful that major breakthroughs are coming.
The Alzheimer Society is a leading funder of dementia research and training in Canada – investing nearly $40 million since 1989. In 2012, the Society and its partners, including the Alzheimer Society of B.C., awarded just over $3.4 million in training awards and research grants.
The fact remains that there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but there is hope. A portion of every donation made to the Alzheimer Society of B.C. is invested into vital research by Canadian researchers, who rank among the world’s top dementia scientists.
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Alzheimer’s disease: What’s it all about? Where do we stand in the search for a cure?
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Dr. Jack Diamond is the former Scientific Director Emeritus of the Alzheimer Society of Canada. In this report, Dr. Diamond provides people outside of the scientific community with easy-to-understand information on Alzheimer's disease research.
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