OTTAWA INVESTS $30M TO HELP WITH INNOVATION IN AGING AND BRAIN HEALTH
Mar 15, 2023
By Bob Komsic
As part of Brain Awareness Week and Brain Health Awareness Month, the federal government has announced it’s putting $30-million to continue supporting the implementation of Canada’s National Dementia Strategy.
The money will go to the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) so that older Canadians can age safely in the setting of their choice while maintaining their cognitive, emotional and physical well-being.
”CABHI improves the lives of people at-risk-for and living with dementia, and their caregivers, by ensuring the best Canadian solutions get into the hands of people who need them as quickly as possible,” says Dr. Allison Sekuler, President and Chief Scientist of the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation.
As of 2020, nearly 474,000 people in Canada aged 65 and older have been diagnosed with dementia; of those, two-thirds are women.
Based on current trends, by 2030, the number living with dementia will nearly double.