The Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence, powered by the Azrieli Foundation, has partnered with the Canadian Institute for Health Research’s (CIHR) Institute of Aging to ramp up efforts to learn more about dementia and brain health, to improve treatment and outcomes for persons living with dementia, and to evaluate and address mental health consequences for caregivers and different models of care.

The Brain Health and Cognitive Impairment in Aging Research Initiative is a five-year commitment and will serve as a national, centralized research resource for researchers, knowledge users, including persons with lived and living experience of dementia and their care partners (i.e. family, friends, care givers and care providers), and will foster collaboration amongst the broader cognitive impairment in aging and dementia community.