Discover the Power to Prevent Dementia

Mission Statement

The uOBMRI is at the forefront of neurodiscovery through innovative research that transforms prevention and care for the health of individuals and society. The uOBMRI proudly supports world-class brain and mind research that fosters engagement and collaboration across disciplines, partners and communities; accelerates the creation and application of research-based innovations that improve prevention, care and policies for the health and well-being of individuals and society; and recruit and inspire the next generation of researchers, leaders and innovators.

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Seven rules to avoid dementia
Just as we save money for a rainy day we need to grow our cognitive reserves for older age. Those who have built, grown and replenished these reserves from an early age do better cognitively later in life, even if their brains show signs of disease.

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How to avoid dementia
The lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care makes global efforts to improve the lives of people with dementia and their caregivers.

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Share Your Questions with Our Researchers.

    We are happy to discuss the exciting advancements in clinical and basic research at the uOttawa Brain and Mind Research Institute (uOBMRI). Please note that questions should not disclose personal medical history information as the answers will be posted publicly. Thank you for your support and interest in brain health research!

    2 weeks ago
    The uOBMRI proudly co-hosted our annual Brain Health Research Day on June 3rd with our friends and colleagues at @uOttawaFSS! This was our first in-person event since 2019 and we welcomed over 170 participants with a theme of Mental Health and Comorbidity. Thanks to all! uOttawaBMRI photo
    2 weeks ago
    A 'dream team' of researchers at our hospital is developing #XIAP gene therapy to stop vision loss from retinal disease someday! But one puzzle piece was missing — a virus.

    Thankfully our world-class Biotherapeutics Manufacturing Centre can make it.