Henri Richard, Denis’s father, died of Alzheimer’s disease. Supporting research on mental illness at the Douglas helps build hope for all those who suffer from neurodegenerative disorders.
Everyone knew my father. Sadly, he did not remember me.
Watching Henri fade away was an extremely painful experience for Denis Richard and his extended family, as well as for the millions of Canadians who lost a loved one to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
Our mission is simple. Discover answers, find solutions, identify better prevention strategies, and ultimately eliminate the suffering experienced by those afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. Our world class team is leading multiple research projects dedicated to understanding the causes of Alzheimer’s and developing tangible prevention strategies and treatments.
The Douglas Institute’s integrated approach makes it possible to identify early markers of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The STOP-AD Centre studies Alzheimer’s disease in its pre-symptomatic stages and transfers our knowledge in basic and clinical sciences with multiple experts.