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  • Observational Study
    Online

    What is this Study about?

    The purpose of this study is to explore the experiences of receiving a dementia diagnosis in northwestern Ontario healthcare systems in order to improve the diagnosis process for others who may be diagnosed in the future, and physicians/health care providers who diagnose people with dementia.

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Are practicing medicine in northwestern Ontario

    • Have experience diagnosing people with dementia

    • Have practiced for a minimum of 1 year

    • Speak English

    OR

    • Have been diagnosed with dementia between 1-5 years

    • Lived in northwestern Ontario at the time of diagnosis

    • Are currently living in northwestern Ontario

    • Speak English

    Recruitment End Date

  • Observational Study
    In-Person & Online

    What is this Study about?

    Informal caregivers provide much-needed support to friends, family and loved ones suffering from dementia and related conditions who continue to live at home. Smart home technologies allow providers and caregivers to monitor patients while simultaneously aiding with daily tasks such as remembering to take medications. Although smart home technology has become a common intervention with many benefits, there is very little evidence surrounding informal caregivers’ thoughts, perceptions and needs when patients are utilizing this intervention. There is a necessity to gather insights from this user group to increase uptake and proper use.

    Eligibility Criteria

    - Currently a non-medical caregiver of a dementia patient who is living at home

    - Over the age of 19

    - Able to read, write and speak English

    Exclusion Criteria

    - Caregiver of a patient who is institutionalized (e.g. living in care facility)

    - Under age of 19

    - Health Care Professionals (e.g. care aides, hired help)

    Recruitment End Date

  • Clinical Trial
    In-Person & Online

    What is this Study about?

    This study is looking for caregivers to take part in a six-week creative movement group program, which aims to improve mental well-being and resilience.

    Eligibility Criteria

    You are eligible to participate if you: identify as a primary caregiver for a family member (e.g., parent) or partner/spouse living with dementia.

    Recruitment End Date

  • Observational Study
    Online

    What is this Study about?

    CAN-PROTECT is a Canada-wide online study recruiting participants and caregivers of persons with dementia to explore how lifestyle, background, and caretaking factors affect our health, quality of life, cognition, behaviour, and function as we age. CAN-PROTECT data will be analyzed and jointly published by the University of Calgary in partnership with the University of Exeter.

    Eligibility Criteria

    - Age 18 years or older

    - Reside in Canada

    - Have access to a computer/touchscreen device

    - Can provide informed consent

    - Do not have a diagnosis of dementia

    - Additionally, we are enrolling participants who have previously or currently care for persons with dementia for caregiver-specific assessments

    - Ability to speak English

    Recruitment End Date

  • Observational Study
    Online

    What is this Study about?

    This study aims to understand the needs and experiences of caregivers in managing medications for people living with dementia (PLWD) to enhance future resources. In stage one, caregivers of PLWD will be interviewed to gain insights into their needs and preferences for resources. In stage two, healthcare providers from various backgrounds and settings will be interviewed to understand how they support medication management for PLWD.

    By understanding caregivers' experiences and needs in medication management, this study strives to contribute to the development of improved resources for caregivers. Ultimately, improving medication management practices has the potential to enhance the quality of life and health outcomes for both PLWD and their caregivers. By empowering caregivers with effective tools and resources, we contribute not only to the well-being of individual caregivers and care recipients but also to the broader societal goal of fostering a supportive and sustainable healthcare system for those affected by dementia.

    Eligibility Criteria

    You are eligible to participate if you are:

    - An caregiver who provides informal, unpaid care to a friend or family member diagnosed with any form of dementia

    - English speaking

    - Live in Ontario as their primary residence

    - Support in medication management activities weekly for at least 2 months. Examples of medication management activities include but are not limited to obtaining medications from the pharmacy, preparing and administering medications, and monitoring for side effects

    Recruitment End Date

  • Observational Study
    Online

    What is this Study about?

    This study aims to explore how the website, the Driving and Dementia Roadmap (DDR), is experienced by and impacts how people with dementia and family/friend carers manage the driving cessation process. Participants will be asked to use the DDR for 2-6 weeks, record their thoughts in a diary and take part in an interview or focus group.

    Eligibility Criteria

    - Are a person living with dementia who is still driving or has stopped driving within the past 2 years

    - Are family member or friend who is caring for or providing support to a person with dementia who is still driving or has stopped driving within the past two years

    - Are a healthcare provider who cares for people living with dementia

    - Ability to speak English

    Recruitment End Date

  • Clinical Trial
    Online

    What is this Study about?

    Caregivers of people living with dementia experience significant stress which can negatively affect their mental health. The overall aim of the current study is to evaluate a newly developed app that focuses on providing stress-management strategies for family caregivers of people living with dementia. Findings from the study of an app that aims to address the stressors associated with caregiving has the potential to improve the quality of life of caregivers of people living with dementia.

    Eligibility Criteria

    - Providing informal and unpaid care (e.g., spouses, children) for people living with dementia

    - Providing primary care (i.e., most of the care or equally shares the care with another individual such as a mother or sibling) for the person living with dementia

    - Own a smartphone (e.g., iPhone, Android)

    - Not currently using a mobile app created for caregivers

    - Ability to speak English

    Recruitment End Date

  • Observational Study
    Online

    What is this Study about?

    Surveying opinions on how to improve diversity in dementia research.

    Eligibility Criteria

    You are eligible to participate if you are:

    1) Involved in dementia research or services

    AND / OR

    2) from an underserved group* in dementia research.

    3)Aged 19 +

    3)Able to complete the web-based survey in one of the following languages: English, French, Chinese (simplified), Punjabi, Inuktitut.

    *Underserved groups in dementia research include: Racial/ethnic minorities (i.e., South Asian, Chinese, Black, Filipino, Arab, Latin American, Southeast Asian, West Asian, Korean, Japanese, or other racial/ethnic minority) Indigenous populations (i.e., First Nations, Inuit, Métis, or other Indigenous group), Sexual/gender minorities (i.e., the LGBTQ2S+ community), Individuals living in rural and/or remote communities, Individuals living with a disability, Individuals with low social and economic conditions.

    Recruitment End Date

  • Observational Study
    Online & In-Person

    What is this Study about?

    A dementia diagnosis impacts the cognitive, functional, and physical abilities of those diagnosed, which will influence their ability to perform activities of daily living including meal preparation and eating. Persons living with dementia can experience a range of difficulties while eating that will impact their ability to consume adequate food and fluids, which include but are not limited to swallowing, chewing, and self-feeding difficulties. Consequently, persons living with dementia are at increased risk of malnutrition and negative health outcomes. The objective of this study is to understand the experience of persons’ living with dementia or diagnosed memory problems and/or their caregivers in managing eating challenges and swallowing problems in the community.

    Eligibility Criteria

    You are eligible to participate if you:
    - Speak English
    - A person with memory problems experiencing eating challenges or swallowing problems in the community
    - OR if you are or were a caregiver to a person with memory problems with eating challenges or swallowing problems.

    Recruitment End Date