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Research moves us forward. Your support will get us closer to life-altering treatments, better care and cures for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

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Research is getting us closer every day to finding the cause and cures for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, as well as new and effective approaches to improving care and quality of life for those living with dementia.

Finding a treatment will benefit all Canadians by improving the lives of all who are touched by dementia, reducing the growing burden on our health care system, and helping to create a better future for the next generation.

The Alzheimer Society of Canada is proud to support some of Canada’s brightest minds in this vital work.

The Alzheimer Society Research Program

On this page, learn more about the Alzheimer Society Research Program, including funding opportunities for researchers, when applications open and highlights from previous ASRP funded research.

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The Alzheimer Society Research Program

What is aducanumab?

Aducanumab is the newest clinical treatment for Alzheimer’s disease in nearly two decades, approved in the U.S. in June. The Alzheimer Society of Canada launched a survey to inform a national agency review of the drug here.

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The ASRP Exchange

The ASRP Exchange is a webinar series that features innovative, cutting-edge researchers funded through the Alzheimer Society Research Program. Here, you will learn how research is propelling science forward in the latest advances in neuroscience, therapies and programs for dementia.

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Information for researchers

Are you a researcher currently funded by the Alzheimer Society Research Program, or interested in applying? Get all the information and resources you need in this section.

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ASRP researcher Étienne Hébert-Chatelaine

Meet our researchers

Recipients of the Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) and other dementia researchers tell us about their projects, their inspirations and how their work can help people living with dementia and caregivers in Canada.

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ASRP-funded researcher Dr. Debra Sheets.

10 priorities for dementia research in Canada

Research is vital to finding better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat dementia and improve the quality of life of those affected by it. A recent study identified 10 priority areas for Canadian dementia researchers and research funding organizations.

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10 dementia research priorities according to Canadians affected by dementia.