Our overall goal is to improve the surgical experience for older adults with cognitive decline, including people with Alzheimer's and related dementias, their families, and caregivers.
The aim of this study is to understand and describe the experiences of patients, families, and healthcare providers with postoperative delirium (delirium after surgery), and to identify strategies to support patient and family centered care for patients with postoperative delirium. We will conduct interviews with patients, families, and healthcare providers to describe their experiences with postoperative delirium.
Our findings will be used to inform the development of a strategy for reducing delirium after surgery.
1) are a patient aged over 65 years who has experienced postoperative delirium (delirium after surgery), or
2) are a caregiver/family member of a person who has experienced postoperative delirium (delirium after surgery)
Ability to speak English
This qualitative study will examine family experiences of engaging in nutritional care with residents living with dementia in long-term care in Saskatchewan. We will use individual interviews with family caregivers to articulate what enhances or detracts from mealtime experiences for families living with dementia in long-term care, what supports are needed to engage families meaningfully at mealtimes, and what supports are needed to enable family involvement in a resident's nutritional care into later stages of dementia.
- 18 years of age or older
- able to understand, speak, and read English
- identify as the family caregiver of a person living with dementia who resides or resided in a Saskatchewan long-term care home in the past three years
- are or were involved in mealtimes as part of your caregiving role
- are at least three months bereaved (if applicable)
The purpose of this study is to assess whether a virtually-delivered healthy lifestyle intervention (over Zoom) is feasible for individuals who feel that their memory or thinking is declining.
-Are between the age of 65-85
-Are concerned about your memory and other thinking abilities
-Have access to internet at home
-Are a resident of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, or Quebec
We are inviting adults 55+ and care partners of people living with dementia to participate in an offering of a six-session culinary nutrition education program. All program participants are invited to take part in an optional research study examining their experiences and outcomes associated with their program participation, but research participation is entirely voluntary.
Live in Saskatchewan (priority will be given to participants living in communities within a 150 km radius of Yorkton,SK)
- Are either 55 or over OR a care partner of a person living with dementia
We are conducting a study to better understand caregiving experiences in order to validate a new tool to help screen for caregiver burden related to swallowing difficulties. The information you provide will be combined with information from other participants to help us better understand caregiving experiences, especially related to swallowing difficulties.
The aim is to better understand the cognitive strengths and difficulties related to visuospatial skills among people with Mild Cognitive Impairment and/or early Alzheimer's Disease through cognitive tasks.