National research project collaborators

Some exciting news from the Policy team to share. The Canadian Institute of Health Research announced grants for 13 groundbreaking research projects focusing on brain health. You can read the full announcement here: announcement link.

Among them is a 3-year initiative hosted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto – Promoting brain health: A national capacity building project for aging adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities, family caregivers and service providers.

Inclusion NB, along with Inclusion Canada, will be collaborating on this national project.

As we know, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities have been historically excluded from research and also encounter unique challenges as they age, as do their family caregivers. These adults are at increased risk for a number of mental and physical health conditions including dementia. There is an urgent need to develop strategies to build capacity to support their brain health.

Our contribution will be focused on recruiting participants for the virtual courses and participating in capacity building activities. We look forward to sharing the progress of this project with you.