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Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA)
Baycrest is home to the scientific headquarters of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA), which brings together over 300 researchers from across the country to work toward improving the prevention, detection and treatment of dementia, and enhancing the quality of life of people living with dementia and their caregivers. The CCNA is led by Baycrest Senior Scientist, Dr. Howard Chertkow.
CCNA involves two primary initiatives: 
  • The Comprehensive Assessment of Neurodegeneration and Dementia (COMPASS-ND) study. Researchers involved in the study have worked towards recruiting 2,000 participants to create the world’s most in-depth study into different forms of dementia. Baycrest is a recruitment site for the COMPASS-ND study. Interested participants can contact 416-785-2500 x3627 or email to be involved.
  • CAN-THUMBS-UP is the Canadian arm of the worldwide FINGER initiative in dementia prevention. It will recruit a cohort of individuals at risk for dementia for multi-domain interventions and BrainHealthPro, a year-long, interactive, online program for dementia prevention. Stay tuned for more information on how to sign up.