IMPROVING CARE FOR THOSE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA AND THEIR FAMILIES — March 15, 2019

IMPROVING CARE FOR THOSE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA AND THEIR FAMILIES

March 15, 2019

OTTAWA: Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, wishes to inform constituents that the Department of Health has announced funding to support Canadian researchers who will work with international collaborators to improve health and social services for people living with dementia and their families.

Through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Public Health Agency of Canada, $1 million will be contributed to the total investment of nearly $6.8 million over three years for three international research projects funded under the EU Joint Programme on Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND).

The projects are:

  • COGNISANCE: Co-designing dementia diagnosis and post-diagnostic care
  • Scaling up the Family Care Decision Support Intervention: A transnational effectiveness-implementation evaluation
  • Integrated Parkinson Care Networks: addressing complex care in Parkinson disease in contemporary society.

“Dementia is a global public health challenge.  More than 419.000 Canadians aged 65 and over   live with diagnosed dementia. This research will improve the lives of those with dementia and their family caregivers giving them tools to make important decisions and guide them to resources and support services,” concluded MP Eglinski.

 

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