Baycrest Health Sciences’ Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) announced on April 23rd $7.6 million in funding for new innovations and projects that support the quality of life of those living with dementia and care partners. Such projects include; alert systems for missing persons with dementia, smart home technologies, and alternative communication system development for non-verbal individuals. The Honourable Reza Moridi, Ontario Minister of Research, announced the funds at Baycrest, “CABHI is working with a global network of innovators, healthcare professionals and collaborators to accelerate the pace of innovation in Ontario and drive growth in our province and beyond. In turn, this will lead to increased research, knowledge and improved solutions for the aging population.” CABHI programs such as the Spark Program, the Industry Innovation Partnership and the Researcher-Clinical Partnership Program have supported these innovations which will now have further abilities to make a positive impact through this added funding.
Source: CISION PR Newswire; April 23, 2018; https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/centre-for-aging--brain-health-innovation-announces-funding-to-support-53-new-innovations-for-people-with-dementia-and-their-caregivers-680582621.html
Date Retrieved: April 25,2018