From the archives: JGH test for early detection of dementia goes into world-wide use
In 2005, the world adopted the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, a simple, yet refined, questionnaire that had been developed by Dr. Howard Chertkow, founding director of the JGH Memory Clinic.
$2.5 million for research into Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
Researchers in the Lady Davis Institute are among investigators from across Canada who will share in new federal funding of $2.5 million for research into various types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.
Targeting dementia with electrical stimulation
In the ongoing fight against dementia, a research team in the Lady Davis Institute, is looking at electro-magnetic stimulation as a method of targeting the illness through the brain’s electrical impulses.
Mobilized against Alzheimer’s disease
Researchers in the field of Alzheimer’s disease gathered at the JGH in May to share ideas and insights at the annual Science Day of the Consortium for the Early Identification of Alzheimer’s Disease – Quebec.
Dr. Roderick McInnes, Director of the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH, has received the 2015 Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education from the American Society of Human Genetics.
Dr. Mark Wainberg, Director of the HIV/AIDS research section in the Lady Davis Institute, has accepted an invitation to serve on the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Cancer Institute.
Research initiative offers new hope
for progress against dementias
The Canadian Institutes for Health Research, in collaboration with a network of public and private partners, has established a Canada-wide network of researchers—with headquarters in the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH—to tackle dementia and related diseases, such as Alzheimer’s.