Innovative partnership to explore measurement gaps in dementia care and outcomes

The Neuro Canada Foundation is pleased to announce two grants of US $ 250,000 to Dr. Ayse Kuspinar of McMaster University, alongside Drs. Jennifer Bethell from University Health Network and Andrew Sommerlad from University College London. In collaboration with the Neuro Canada Foundation, grants are awarded as part of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Advancing Research on Care and Outcome Measurement (ARCOM) international funding program.

Based in Chicago, the Alzheimer’s Association is a leading healthcare organization for accelerating global research, promoting risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support for people living with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s and all other dementias. In spring 2021, Brain Canada partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association to launch a call for Canadian researchers focused on the development of new measures and / or validation of care and outcome measures already adopted where there are gaps. in the care of people with dementia. A total of eight international projects were selected by a peer review committee, two of which will be led by principal investigators from Canada and will receive funding from The Neuro Canada Foundation, through the Canadian Fund for Neurological Research. brain (FRC), in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association. .

Opportunities to explore outcome and care measures are important in addressing disparities in health research. Kudos to both teams for engaging with the international research community to create a positive impact. “

Dr. Viviane Poupon, President and CEO, Brain Canada

Funding for these Canada-based ARCOM projects was made possible through matching funds provided by the FRC, an innovative partnership between the Government of Canada (through Health Canada) and the Neuro Canada Foundation, and by the ‘Alzheimer’s Association.

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