The Vitae Foundation will also continue providing financial support to the researchers at the Research Centre on Aging and the Institut universitaire de première ligne en santé et services sociaux. Philanthropy provides tremendous leverage that allows research to develop and the product of this research contributes to improving the care and services offered in our institutions.

The following are examples of achievements in research:

  • Clinical research grants provided to CIUSSS-Estrie-CHUS clinicians;
  • Research on driving among seniors;
  • Research Chair in Telerehabilitation;
  • Improvement of oral health care among residents;
  • Observatoire national de la fin de vie dans la maladie d‚ÄôAlzheimer (national end-of-life observatory for Alzheimer‚Äôs disease);
  • Development of adapted intervention techniques combined with neurostimulation for infarction survivors;
  • Study of impacts of ketogenic diet on patients in early stages of Alzheimer‚Äôs disease;
  • Research on impact of choral singing on quality of life, cognition, and lung capacity in seniors afflicted with respiratory problems;
  • Practice of boxing suggesting potential beneficial effects for people with Parkinson‚Äôs disease.

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