We’re CLEAR, or Canadians for Leading Edge Alzheimer Research, because that’s exactly what we are. We’re on a mission to eradicate all forms of dementia, including Alzheimer disease.

A tidal wave of dementia diagnoses is on the horizon, and the best way to spare future generations the devastation of this disease is to get rid of it once and for all. And the only way to do that is through research. CLEAR is the only Canadian foundation that directs 100% of funds raised to promising scientific research into the cause, prevention, and treatment of Alzheimer Disease and other dementias.

The research we fund with Michael Smith Health Research BC could lead to the breakthrough the world has been waiting for, here in Canada or somewhere else in the world. In the global fight against this unforgiving disease, we’re all in this together.

Note: CLEAR was formerly known as the Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation (PARF).

Funding interests

Award types

Research Trainee, Scholar, Health Professional-Investigator


Research interests

  • Alzheimer
  • neurodegenerative
  • dementia

Awards

2022

Recipient

Jordan Hamden

Award type

Research Trainee award


Project title

In vitro diagnostics for frontotemporal dementia

Recipient

Michael Adachi

Award type

Scholar award


Project title

Developing sensors for rapid detection of biomarker proteins for Alzheimer’s disease

2020


Award type

Research Trainee award


Project title

Resisting Vascular Cognitive Impairment: The Effects of Resistance Training on Myelin and Blood-based Biomarkers of Neuroplasticity in Older Adults

Recipient

Katherine Elvira

Award type

Scholar award


Project title

Building bespoke artificial cells and tissues on a chip for drug discovery

2017

Recipient

Dustin King

Award type

Research Trainee award


Project title

Elucidating the effect of O-GlcNAc modification on protein stability

2016

Recipient

Arya Mehran

Award type

Research Trainee award


Project title

Neurally-produced estradiol enhances the neuroprotective actions of insulin

Recipient

Haakon Nygaard

Award type

Scholar award


Project title

Chemical suppression of nonsense mutations for the treatment of Frontotemporal Dementia

2015

Recipient

Vedrana Cvetkovska

Award type

Research Trainee Award


Project title

The mechanism and significance of the synaptogenic activity of amyloid precursor protein