Alzheimer Society Research Program
What is the “ASRP”?
The Alzheimer Society Research Program is a collaborative initiative of the provincial Alzheimer Societies, the Alzheimer Society of Canada, partners, and our valuable donors who support research directed at both eliminating dementia and improving the lives of those affected by it.
The Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) has funded $53 million in grants and awards since its inception in 1989.
The ASRP targets two types of research:
Funding opportunitiesNew funding opportunities are coming soon. Applications will open starting September 2019.
Impact of research funded through the ASRP
- Identifying potential new drugs for Alzheimer’s disease
- Using neuroimaging techniques to distinguish different forms of dementia
- Studying how diet and other lifestyle choices may delay the disease
- Developing technology to enhance quality of life, care and safety for people affected
- Improving care delivery in the community and in long-term care settings
Our commitment to you
In 2016, an estimated 564,000 people are living with dementia in Canada. This is why the Alzheimer Society Research Program remains committed to funding innovative research that will bring us closer to a future without Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
It is important that we report back to our stakeholders and celebrate the success of ASRP-funded research. We do so by providing research updates, sharing publications resulting from these projects, webinars and community events which engage researchers with the community.