Research

Research moves us forward. The Alzheimer Society's research scientists work on vital studies about dementia. And the Alzheimer Society Research Program offers funding to innovative researchers nationally. Your support will get us closer to life-altering treatments and better care 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 better treatments 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's own research scientists work on vital studies, reports and projects for national dementia forecasting and guidelines. 

The Alzheimer Society Research Program funds millions of dollars of dementia research annually to some of the brightest minds in the field. 

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The Landmark Study

The Alzheimer Society of Canada's Landmark Study uses data modelling to forecast the nation's dementia future. The study data is being analyzed in three reports. The first report, from 2022, looked at overall dementia numbers. The second report, released in 2024, looks at dementia across demographic groups. The third report, in 2025, will look at the economic impacts of dementia.

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The Alzheimer Society Research Program

The Alzheimer Society Research Program is one of Canada's most innovative hubs for dementia research, helping the brightest minds in the field spark their work from idea to impact. Since 1989, we have invested nearly $73 million in grants and awards toward innovative dementia research nationally.

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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 here.

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Dementia Talks! Canada

Join us for regular online talks that bring together researchers, people with lived experience, and community members to discuss vital topics and stories in dementia.

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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 2017 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.