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  • Observational Study
    Online

    What is this Study about?

    The aim of this study is to develop a new psychological questionnaire that measures compassion fatigue – emotional and physical exhaustion that involves a decreased ability to experience empathy and compassion for others – and captures experiences unique to individuals acting as caregivers for their family members who suffer from dementia. The results of this study will be disseminated through scientific publications and conference presentations.

    Eligibility Criteria

    You are eligible to participate if you must:

    • Be older than 18 years old

    • Be a part- or full-time caregiver for a family member diagnosed with dementia.

    •Must speak English

    Recruitment End Date

  • Observational Study
    In-Person and Online

    What is this Study about?

    [email protected] is a 5-week virtual reality at-home intervention with the goal to explore whether virtual reality experiences can enhance communication between persons living with dementia and their care partners. We also aim to explore how a head-mounted VR system, which delivers a fully immersive experience compares to a Tablet-based technology.

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Persons living with mild-to-moderate dementia who are living at home
    • Person living with dementia has no history of stroke, bypass surgery, or seizure disorders
    • A friend/family care partner who speaks and understands English and is willing to also participate in the intervention
    • Resides in Greater Toronto Area (Toronto, Peel, Halton, York, and Durham regions)
    • Individuals who speak English

    Recruitment End Date

  • Observational Study
    Elisabeth Bruyère Hospital 43 Bruyère Street Ottawa, ON

    What is this Study about?

    The study is aiming to assess whether nutritional intervention with personalized, preselected prebiotics can affect cognitive function in those with Alzheimer’s disease. This study is placebo-controlled, and participants will be randomized to either the placebo or prebiotic.

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Aged 60 or older
    • Diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, or Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment
    • Has someone who can be their study partner

    Recruitment End Date

  • Observational Study
    Online and In-Person

    What is this Study about?

    The aim of this study is to determine if a nutrition risk screening tool (SCREEN) works well to identify nutrition challenges for older adults living in retirement homes and in older adults with diagnosed memory problems, cognitive impairment or dementia when completed by themselves, or by a care partner on behalf of their cared for person.

    All collected data will be anonymized and stored securely.

    Eligibility Criteria

    You may be eligible if you are:

    • 55 years or older

    • Read/speak English

    • Live within 45km of Waterloo, Guelph or London.

    AND are an:

    • Older adult with diagnosed memory problems, cognitive impairment or dementia with a care partner who either lives with you, or who is in daily contact with you and would be able to support reporting of their eating behaviours

    • If living in a retirement home, the older adult must have lived in their home for at least 3 months and receive 2 or more meals each day from their retirement home

    Recruitment End Date

  • Observational Study
    Canada-Wide

    What is this Study about?

    The purpose of this study is to understand what supports and prevents people living with dementia from participating in physical activity during the winter months. Identifying what helps or hinders winter physical activity can help inform researchers to create exercise interventions that are seasonally appropriate to persons with dementia. It can also allow policy makers to target key areas of improvement, such as icy sidewalks, to better support winter physical activity.

    Eligibility Criteria

    All participants must:

    • Live in the community

    • Be able to speak and understand English

    • Be able to access and use Zoom using a computer or tablet

    • Live in a region in Canada that regularly experiences snow or ice during the winter months.

     

    Persons with dementia must:

    • Be above the age of 55

    • Be able to read and understand the consent process

    • Be able to understand the nature of the interview

     

    Care partners must:

    • Identify as a primary family care partner for a person with dementia or mild cognitive impairment

    • Not identify as someone living with dementia

    Recruitment End Date

  • Observational Study
    Canada-Wide

    What is this Study about?

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the use of different interviewing techniques and their potential impact on engaging people with dementia in research interviews.

    Eligibility Criteria

    People living with dementia in a community setting.

    Recruitment End Date

  • Observational Study
    Ontario

    What is this Study about?

    The Dementia Resources for Eating, Activity, and Meaningful Inclusion (DREAM) project aims to improve the quantity, quality, and variety of community-based physical activity, healthy eating, and wellness opportunities for people living with dementia. To do so, our team created a website with resources for community service providers, people living with dementia, and care partners to support people living with dementia to be physically active, eat healthy, and live well.

    Eligibility Criteria

    • People living with dementia
    • Family/friend care partners to someone living with dementia

    Recruitment End Date

  • Observational Study
    Ontario

    What is this Study about?

    The purpose of this qualitative interview is to better understand the lived experience of youth and young adults who take on the caregiver role. Although surveys are important to establish relationships between variables, the voice of the caregiver may be lost. As such, we are interested in learning about your experience, in your own words. A total of 20 caregivers will be recruited for this qualitative study.

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Be between the ages of 16-25
    • Identify as a young caregiver of person(s) with neurodegenerative disease such as dementia (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease), Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or Huntington’s disease) OR neurological disease such as a stroke or brain tumor
    • Have no hearing and/or vision impairment that is not corrected
    • Have access high speed internet connection to ensure that you can complete the study (in this        case, Zoom)

    Recruitment End Date

  • Clinical Trial
    Canada-Wide

    What is this Study about?

    This is a randomized Phase IIa, multi-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of a new buccal film of montelukast in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's Disease. 

    Eligibility Criteria

    50 years or older, with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s Disease

    Recruitment End Date