2015 - 2016 Premier Research Grant
To read Dr. Bartha's January 2016 interim report, please click here. For Dr. Bartha's January 2017 report, click here.
2013 - 2014 Premier Research Grant Recipient
The Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex is pleased to announce the winner of the Premier Research Grant, Dr. Stefan Kohler. This grant, awarded by the Foundation of the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex, is a $100,000 grant (over two years) to support research, personnel and supportive infrastructure. Dr. Kohler is a Western psychology professor who is a member of Western’s Brain and Mind Institute. His research, calledDelusional misidentifications in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, explores the neurological impairment caused by dementia that leads to patients believing well-known people (usually primary caregivers) have changed identities. The project is investigating changes in physiological arousal, which is normally part of recognizing family members, which leads to this misidentification by the sufferer. Findings from this study may offer guidance to caregivers and strategies for intervention.
Congratulations to Dr. Kohler, we wish him and his team success with this important research.
To read Dr. Kohler's research report, please click here.