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Find the latest research opportunities for individuals living with dementia and their care partners.

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Safe Wandering Website Research Opportunity

Canadian Guideline for Safe Wandering Website Research Project

Researchers at the University of Waterloo are conducting a study that aims to evaluate the effectiveness of the interactive website version of the Canadian Guideline for Safe Wandering that encourages the use of proactive strategies to promote safe wandering among persons with dementia that are at risk of getting lost.

Study participants must be 18 years or older who live with mild dementia, have normal or corrected vision or hearing impairments with vision or hearing aids, and have an interest in reducing the risk of persons living with dementia from getting lost.

Participation in this study is voluntary. If you are interested in participating or would like further information, please contact Noelannah Neubauer via e-mail ([email protected]) or phone (780-909-8625) for more information.

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How have COVID-19 visitor restrictions affected you?

Ontario Tech University in partnership with Canadian Frailty Network and Seniors Care Network are looking for family members/friends of an older adult living in long-term care or a retirement home to share their experiences.

To find out more about the study, please contact: Stacey Hawkins [email protected] 905-373-3646

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Are you a LGBTQI2S person living with dementia in Canada?

Are you a LGBTQI2S person living with dementia in Canada or an unpaid primary caregiver for a LGBTQI2S person living with dementia? Share your stories and experiences through our virtual focus groups. We want to hear from you on how care provision and support in Canada can be improved.

Egale Canada, in partnership with the National Institute on Ageing, is conducting research on LGBTQI2S people living with dementia and primary unpaid carers of LGBTQI2S people living with dementia.

The purpose of the research study is to better understand the unique experiences and needs of LGBTQI2S people living with dementia (PLWD) and their unpaid carers in Canada.

Participants will be invited to join two sessions:

1. a 30-minute introductory meeting

2. a two-hour focus group (up to six participants in each group)

Both sessions will take place virtually (via telephone or a video conferencing platform).

*Participation is confidential and voluntary.

*Participants will receive a $50 Amazon e-gift card.

To learn more about the study or to express your interest in participating, please visit egale.ca/Dementia-Study OR contact the research team at [email protected]

 

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Be part of the world's largest study about support for young onset or rare dementia.

Share your lived experience by participating in interviews, taking part in creative activities and completing questionnaires.

The study is a collaboration between University College London (UCL), Bangor University, Wales and Nipissing University, Canada.

If you are interested in participating in this study or for more information, please contact the research team at Nipissing University, North Bay, ON Canada:
▪ Dr. Adetola Grillo - [email protected]
▪ Dr. Mary Pat Sullivan - [email protected]
▪ Dr. Veronika Williams - [email protected]

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Dementia-Inclusive Choices for Exercise (DICE) research study

We are looking for people living with dementia and care partners to participate in a Dementia-Inclusive Choices for Exercise (DICE) research study.

This study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through a University of Waterloo Research Ethics Committee. To find out more about the study please contact, Melissa Koch, Research Assistant, [email protected] or Phone 519-904-0660 x5003

https://www.alzheimer.ca/durham/sites/durham/files/documents/DICE%20recruitment%20flyer_%20Persons%20with%20dementia%20%26%20Care%20partners.pdf