Aging and health research and innovation are crucial. Therefore, we work with and would like to bring awareness to many other organizations that are finding effective, valuable solutions. Please visit the sites listed below.
The AGE-WELL NCE (Aging Gracefully across Environments using Technology to Support Wellness, Engagement and Long Life NCE Inc.) is a national research network in technology and aging whose aim is to help older Canadians to maintain their independence, health and quality of life through accessible technologies that increase their safety and security, support their independent living, and enhance their social participation.
Launched in 2015 through the federally funded Networks of Centres of Excellence program, AGE-WELL addresses a wide range of complex issues in technology and aging through receptor-driven transdisciplinary research, training programs, partnerships, knowledge mobilization and the commercial development of technologies. AGE-WELL is funded through the NCE program from March 2015 to February 2020.
Behind every person with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, there are hundreds of people dedicated to helping. The Alzheimer Society is the leading not-for-profit health organization working nationwide to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and advance the search for the cause and cure.
Brain Awareness Week is the effort of associations around the world to advance public awareness about the progress, promise, and benefits of brain research. The organizing agency, the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, is joined by medical and research organizations, patient advocacy groups, the National Institutes of Health, and other government organizations, hospitals and universities, k-12 schools, and professional organizations. The goal of these partnering agencies is to promote brain research within their own communities.
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is Canada’s federal funding agency for health research. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to more than 13,200 health researchers and trainees across Canada.
As a chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain, the Canadian Pain Society supports the treatment of pain as a basic human right. The CPS includes as members a variety of people interested in pain. Membership is comprised of approximately 850 members across Canada.
The NSCA works in collaboration with many others to advance knowledge on aging-related issues. Their work includes conducting research projects and evaluation studies; organizing lectures, workshops and conferences; developing and reviewing curricula; developing educational materials such as manuals, information kits and videos; and providing consultative services to community, organizations and government. It is their goal that through research, education and community engagement the NSCA will inform policy and practice to enhance the quality of life of older adults and their families.
The Centre on Aging, University of Manitoba, was established on July 1, 1982, with a mandate to serve as a focal point for the conduct of research on aging. The Centre has developed a national and international reputation for excellence in research.
The experiences of aging individuals and the dynamics of an aging society are investigated using rigorous scientific standards. Community representatives contribute to projects, and the Centre distributes its findings to administrators, policy makers, practitioners, and seniors to assist them in making decisions.
The Centre on Aging at the University of Victoria is a multidisciplinary research centre established in 1992 with a mandate to promote and conduct basic and applied research throughout the lifespan.
Research is conducted in partnership with seniors, their families, organizations, health care providers, and the government. The research conducted includes needs assessments and social surveys, experimental research, program evaluations, development of clinical diagnostic tools, and social policy research; some of which is conducted using the Survey Research Centre.
The Chronic Pain Network is one of five networks to receive funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) and represents an unprecedented level of collaboration amongst national stakeholders.
Working with patients as partners, the Network supports, coordinates and synchronizes leading innovative and high-impact research with the ultimate goal of removing barriers to better chronic pain management.
The McGill Centre for Studies in Aging (MCSA) was established in 1985 as a multi-disciplinary academic unit dedicated to gerontological research and postgraduate teaching on the mechanisms of aging as well as prevention of age-associated disorders. Recently the Centre's mandate was modified to reflect the emergence of novel frontiers in the field of aging research. Most importantly, the MCSA has achieved international recognition for its integrative work on the neurodegeneration of the aging central nervous system and neurodegenerative diseases. The Centre's scientists are renowned for their contributions in the fields of Alzheimer and Parkinson's diseases and other cognitive disorders. These diseases are studied through cellular and animal models, epidemiological surveys and case-control studies, human brain banking and clinical drug trials. Long-term objectives include healthy aging for the population at large, delay of appearance of symptoms in genetically predisposed individuals and training of a cadre of basic and clinical scientists in gerontology.The MCSA is part of the McGill University Faculty of Medicine.
The National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) has for the past four decades been bringing research to life to improve health outcomes and aged care practice as well as to guide policy to invest in solutions for positive ageing for Australian's older people.
NARI is recognised as a leading research institute in falls and balance, pain, dementia, physical activity, healthy ageing, psychosocial and mental health, and health systems evaluation.
Nursing Home Abuse Guide's mission is to provide the public with accurate and up to date information on the many aspects of nursing home injury and abuse. They strive to provide a comprehensive free resource for the public to learn more about nursing home abuse and the actions they can take to protect a loved one.
Strongly committed to fulfilling the University of Regina’s three-part academic mission of teaching, research, and service to community, the University of Regina’s motto –“As One Who Serves” – inspires all aspects of the work in the Office of the President.
Courses at the Lifelong Learning Centre are designed to be taken for personal interest and to realize the joy of learning. They are creative, intellectual and physical in nature with no formal education required. Enjoy all the fun of learning without the pressure of homework or exams.
SeePainMoreClearly is an social media campaign developed by the Health Psychology Lab, University of Regina. The goal of the campaign is to ensure that people affected by dementia, their friends and families, and health professionals are familiar with the problem of pain undertreatment and its dire consequences for this population. The campaign also aims to familiarize health professionals and policy makers with cutting edge evidence-based solutions.
The campaign is supported by organizations such as the AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence, Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan, Chronic Pain Network, SPCOR, SHRF, and the Canadian Association on Gerontology.
The Sheridan Centre for Elder Research provides a unique environment for conducting applied research into areas of practical concern and immediate relevance to older adults and their families by developing innovative approaches and creative interdisciplinary partnerships that focus on enhancing the lives of older Canadians.
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