The Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) and four Quebec academic centres have collaborated to bolster the development, testing and adoption of aging and brain health innovations in seniors’ care in Quebec.
Within the Quebec Research-Clinician Partnership Program (QRCP2), CABHI will fund up to $400,000 CAD and RUIS McGill Centre of Excellence on Longevity, Centre de Recherche de l’Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal, Centre de recherche sur le vieillissement de Sherbrooke and Centre d’excellence sur le vieillissement de Québec will each allocate up to $100,000 CAD funding to accelerate the translation of research into products, services and practices that address the needs and challenges of the aging population in Quebec.
The total investment of up to $800,000 CAD will support aging and brain health solutions associated with dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases, with attention to projects focusing on aging in place, cognitive health, caregiver support, and care coordination and navigation. The program is open to researcher and clinician teams based in Quebec. Projects cannot exceed 15 months in duration.
“The partnership with CABHI and the four Quebec-based academic centres will help to accelerate the pace of innovation in our province and beyond. Through the Quebec Researcher-Clinician Partnership Program, teams of researchers and clinicians with aging and brain health innovations, will have an opportunity to access funding and resources that can be used to test, validate and refine their innovations for the benefit of the aging population,” says Dr. Olivier Beauchet, Director of RUIS McGill Centre of Excellence on Longevity, neurologist and geriatrician, Full Professor at McGill University and Holder of the Joseph Kaufmann Chair in geriatric medicine.
“Through this partnership, CABHI will be able to address the unique needs of older adults living in Québec, while inspiring a culture of longevity innovation in the seniors’ care sector in Québec and across the country to address the needs of our aging population,” says Dr. Allison Sekuler, Vice-President, Research at Baycrest, Sandra Rotman Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience & Managing Director of CABHI.