Results – Operating Grant: Knowledge Synthesis and Mobilization Grants (Brain Health and Reduction of Risk for Age-related Cognitive Impairment - Knowledge Synthesis and Mobilization Grants)

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Aging is pleased to share the funding decision for the Brain Health and Cognitive Impairment in Aging (BHCIA): Knowledge Synthesis and Mobilization Grants.

This Funding Opportunity (FO) was launched to support the development of knowledge syntheses, using an equity, diversity and inclusion lens, to assess the current state of knowledge and evidence base, and identify strengths and gaps in research areas related to the promotion of brain health and risk reduction for age-related cognitive impairment.

With the support of our partners, the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health, the CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health, the Azrieli Foundation (including the Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence) and the Weston Family Foundation, 16 projects were funded with a total investment of over 1.5 million dollars.

Cindy Barha, University of Calgary, Alberta

“Prescribing movement to promote brain health in perimenopausal and early postmenopausal women”

Mark T Bayley, University Health Network, Ontario

“Who is Caring for the Caregiver? Understanding Quality of Life and Mental Health Outcomes in Caregivers of Persons with Brain Injury”

Kiffer G Card, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia

“Promoting Cognitive Wellbeing in Seniors Through Intergenerational Befriending Interventions: Developing and Tailoring the CompanionLink Program”

Habib Chaudhury, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia

“Developing Knowledge Mobilization Strategies to create Dementia-inclusive Neighbourhood for Community Access, Participation, and Engagement”

Anna R Gagliardi, University Health Network, Ontario

“Culturally-safe dementia risk reduction for immigrant women”

Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Research Center on Sustainable Health, Quebec

Engagement des personnes âgées envers les technologies de santé numérique : Un examen de la portée systématique

Zahra S Goodarzi, University of Calgary, Alberta

“LIFE (Lifestyle Interventions to Fend off dEmentia): A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis of Lifestyle Interventions to Prevent Dementia.”

Emily A Haigh, University of Victoria, British Columbia

“Bridging Indigenous and Western Knowledge for Enhanced Brain Health: Synthesizing and Mobilizing Findings on Strengths-based Psychological Support and Psilocybin in Lifestyle Approaches for Age-related Cognitive Impairment Reduction”

Matthias Hoben, York University, Ontario

“Adult DAy Programs and Their effects on individuals with Dementia and their Caregivers (ADAPT-DemCare): Developing program theories on the how and why”

Osnat Melamed, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Ontario

“Helping Women with Diabetes Quit Smoking: A Gender-Informed Approach to Brain Health”

Laura E Middleton, University of Waterloo, Ontario

“Beyond dementia prevention: Understanding Impact and Knowledge Gaps related to Lifestyle Interventions for People with Dementia”

Tatyana Mollayeva, University Health Network, Ontario

“A PROGRESS-Driven Approach to Cognitive Outcomes after Traumatic Brain Injury: Advancing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion through Knowledge Synthesis and Mobilization”

Aleksandra Pikula, University Health Network, Ontario

“Understanding how, why and for whom Lifestyle Medicine Interventions work for the management of Hypertension as a Modifiable Risk Factor to reduce Stroke and Vascular Cognitive Impairment & Dementia: A Realist Review”

Maria N Rajah, Toronto Metropolitan University, Ontario

“Brain Resilience and Diversity in Aging and Dementia: A collaboratory for promoting equity in brain health research”

Eric E Smith, University of Calgary, Alberta

“Empowering Individuals at Risk for or Living with Vascular Cognitive Impairment: A Co-Developed Video Series Promoting Engagement, Prevention Strategies, and Self-Management”

Junqiang Zhao, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, Ontario

“Shared Decision-Making with the Aging Populations in Forensic Mental Health Settings: A Knowledge Synthesis and Research Priority Setting Study Using an Integrated Knowledge Translation Approach”

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