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$31.5-Million Federal Funding for Dementia

Posted by Brian Shevel on 27 September 2014

Toronto, Canada (PRWEB), September 27, 2014 - Home Care Assistance - Toronto/York Region (HomeCareAssistance-Toronto.com), the leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care in the Greater Toronto Area, is weighing in on the federal government's recent $31.5-million contribution for research into dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases.

The funds will go towards launching the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging, with the goal of bringing together 340 expert researchers in the field to help combat the increasing occurrences of dementia and similar neurodegenerative diseases. Canadian Health Minister Rona Ambrose believes that there needs to be a focus on ways to support those who are caring for people with dementia and that the matter is urgent. That's because, with the rate at which Canadians are being diagnosed with dementia, it could very well "overwhelm the system" if it isn't approached aggressively right away. (Source: "National dementia research initiative gets $31.5M federal funding," CBC web site, September 13, 2014; http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/national-dementia-research-intitiative-gets-31-5m-federal-funding-1.2762253.)

"This is such encouraging initiative from the federal government," says Lester Fix, vice president of Home Care Assistance - Toronto/York Region. "Being part of the homecare industry for so many years, we know what an infusion of funds can do to further research and bring the medical community that much closer to preventing, treating, and curing dementia."

The initiative will also be receiving an additional $24.0 million from the partners in the provinces of Quebec and Ontario, bringing the total contribution to this project to over $55.0 million. According to Fix, the research that comes from this group will be invaluable.

"Bringing together so many great minds to formulate strategies and find solutions has an impact all the way down the line," he concludes. "We at Home Care Assistance - Toronto/York Region are hoping to inherit and implement some of the research that comes from this group into our in-home care practices with seniors within our community."

Serving the Greater Toronto Area, Home Care Assistance Toronto/York Region provides older adults with high-quality and consistent care, helping them live happier, healthier lives in the comfort of their homes. In an effort to fully address its mobile and homebound clients' lifestyle needs, Home Care Assistance Toronto/York Region provides both hourly home care and live-in home care. On top of that, Home Care Assistance - Toronto/York Region is so certain its customers will be 100% satisfied with its services that it doesn't require a long-term contract. To learn more about Home Care Assistance Toronto/York Region, visit the company's web site at www.HomeCareAssistance-Toronto.com or call Home Care Assistance Toronto/York Region at 905-597-5825.

Brian ShevelAuthor: Brian Shevel
About: I am originally from South Africa from a small city called Bloemfontein. After I completed my education, I went to work with my late-father who had a wholesale business selling clothes and shoes to retail stores around the country. I was in the business till I left for Canada in 1993. In Canada, I have run several businesses in a variety of industries. Although I experienced success, I missed helping people. I learned from my parents that helping seniors was important to their well-being and of great value to the community. Volunteer work remains a priority in my life. I am a past president of Bnai Brith and serve on many other committees.
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