Neurological Health Charities Canada

Neurological Health Charities Canada

January 28, 2011 11:00 ET

Government Funding for Alzheimer's Research Key to Generating New Knowledge

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 28, 2011) - Today the Government of Canada announced funding of $8.6 million for new research on Alzheimer's disease. Neurological Health Charities Canada (NHCC) supports this work and the generation of new knowledge about the brain, brain degeneration and the experience of living with a neurological condition such as Alzheimer's disease.

It is estimated that 1 in 6, or more than 5 million Canadians are living with a neurological condition today, for which there are limited treatments and no cures.

"Canadians living with a wide range of neurological conditions share remarkably similar experiences, needs and issues," says Joyce Gordon, Chair of the NHCC. "We appreciate the Government's continued investment in brain research and recognize the important role that research can play in improving the lives of millions of Canadians living with a neurological condition."

Today's funding announcement will support 44 research projects from various researchers across the country, approved by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Established in 2008, Neurological Health Charities Canada is a coalition of 24 health charities that work together to improve the quality of life for all Canadians living with a neurological condition. The NHCC advocates for a comprehensive National Brain Strategy to ensure research, prevention, treatments and supports for those living with chronic brain conditions are universally accessible and appropriately funded.

Members:
 
ALS Society of Canada
 
Alzheimer Society of Canada
 
Brain Injury Association of Canada
 
Canadian Alliance of Brain Tumour Organizations
 
Canadian Epilepsy Alliance
 
Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation
 
Canadian Stroke Network
 
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation of Canada
 
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
 
Headache Network Canada
 
Huntington Society of Canada
 
March of Dimes Canada
 
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
 
Muscular Dystrophy Canada
 
NeuroScience Canada
 
Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy
 
Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation
 
Ontario Rett Syndrome Association
 
Parkinson Society Canada
 
Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario
 
Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada

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