The Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation is devoted to supporting research into the causes, prevention and treatment of dementia.
The mission of the Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation is to eradicate Alzheimer disease and related dementias through the support of scientists whose aim is to achieve this objective. We will assist universities, hospitals and other qualified Canadian institutions to recruit investigators who will devote their efforts to eradicating dementia.
About THE PACIFIC ALZHEIMER RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Alzheimer disease is a degenerative neurological disorder that destroys the minds of its victims. It is invariably fatal with an average age from diagnosis to death of 7 years. Long before death, it destroys the quality of life of both victims and their caregivers.
Currently an estimated 745,000 Canadians have Alzheimer disease or related dementias and, if nothing changes, it is estimated that 1.4 million Canadians will have be afflicted by 2031. There is currently no specific known cause, no cure, and no proven preventative treatment. The cost to Canadians for the care and treatment of those suffering from Alzheimer disease is approximately $33 billion per year. This cost will only increase as our population ages, until and unless a cure can be found.
The Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation is committed to the eradication of Alzheimer disease by directing research funds to people and organizations undertaking the vital research needed to find the causes and cure for Alzheimer disease.