About Us

Life and Minds is the website of the Canadian Dementia Knowledge Translation Network, or CDKTN. This site is intended as a resource for current research, news, events and information about dementia.The CDKTN is a national network for knowledge translation (KT) and exchange (KE) of research in Alzheimer's disease and dementia.KT is the adaptation of research findings into effective treatments, services and products.KE is collaborative information sharing and problem solving between researchers, caregivers and policy makers.CDKTN was funded as part of a five year grant form the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR). Its National Office is centred at Geriatric Medicine Resarch (Dalhousie Univeristy/Captial Health) in Halifax Nova Scotia. 
Our network has four main themes:

Education and Training in KT 

Dr. Judy Illes and Dr. Lynn Beattie (National Core for Neuroethics and Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of British Columbia)

The Canadian Dementia Resource and Knowledge Exchange 

Dr. Kenneth LeClair (Queen's University, Department of Psychiatry)


KT for persons with dementia and their care partners 

 Dr. Kenneth Rockwood (Geriatric Medicine Research, Dalhousie University))

KT for Policy Development 

Dr. Janice Keefe (Mount St. Vincent Univeristy) 

Go to the "Our Work" tab to learn more about these.

CDKTN Documents

CDKTN Year 4 - Progress Report

CDKTN Year 3 - Progress Report

CDKTN Year 2 - Progress Report