The goal of the proposed SYNERGIC-2 TRIAL (SYNchronizing Exercises, and Remedies to GaIn Cognition@home) is to evaluate cognitive improvements from personalized multidomain interventions that target multiple dementia risk factors delivered at home to older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).
- Aged 60-85 years.
- Concerned about memory or thinking problems.
- Have access to internet at home.
- Ability to speak English.
It is expected that the information collected during this study will be used in analyses and will be published/presented to the scientific community at meetings and in journals. This information may also be used as part of a submission to regulatory authorities around the world to support the approval of the study intervention for agitation in AD.
You are eligible to participate if you meet the following criteria:
• Age ≥ 55; females must be post-menopausal
• DSM-5 criteria for Major Neurocognitive Disorder due to AD; multiple etiologies (AD and vascular)
• sMMSE ≤ 24
• Clinically significant agitation based on IPA definition
• Stable cognition-enhancing medication for at least 3 months prior to study enrolment
• Availability of a caregiver to accompany participant to study visits and to participate in the study
• Ability to speak English
This study investigates the support needs and experiences of the family and friend caregivers of long-term care residents through an online questionnaire.
You are eligible to participate if you live in Canada, are over 18 years old, and have been providing unpaid care to a long-term care resident for at least 1 month.
This is a Canada-wide web-based survey of caregivers and healthcare providers of people with diagnoses of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and related disorders. The online survey, which is available in English and French, explores the caregivers' and healthcare providers' experiences, needs, opinions, and burdens with regards to providing care to patients living with a diagnosis of FTD across Canada. The survey has been developed by a team of researchers with clinical expertise in diagnosing and treating patients with FTD and related disorders.
The survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Canadian-Survey-on-FTD-and-Related-Disorders and will be open from July 1st, 2023, to June 30, 2024 (12 months).
You are eligible to complete this survey if you are 18 years of age or older and are either:
(1) A caregiver, currently providing care or have provided care recently, within the past year, to a person with a diagnosis of FTD and related disorders. This does not include formal caregivers that provide paid-care, private care services, community funded care services.
(2) A healthcare provider currently working in a primary care clinic and/or in a specialized clinic (e.g., cognitive and movement disorders clinics, memory clinic, etc.) where patients with a diagnosis of FTD and related disorders are assessed and followed clinically. This includes: physicians, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, neuropsychologists, physiotherapist, etc.
The purpose of this research is to re-imagine and disseminate through documentary film what compassionate, relational end-of-life (EOL) care looks like from the perspectives of diverse people living with dementia, their care partners, and healthcare professionals.
In phase one of the study we will explore understandings of relational end of life care from diverse perspectives using online research conversations.
You are eligible to participate if you...
Live in Canada
Are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
Have a diagnosis of dementia, are a family member or a bereaved family member (within the last year) of a person living with dementia, or are a professional who works directly with people living with dementia or in palliative care
Are able to speak English
Smart home technology is being adapted to support the care at home of persons with dementia (PWD). This technology has potential to reduce burden on informal carers and improve their quality of life; however, it is unknown what the desires are of informal carers with respect to the use of smart home technology. This study will interview 15 carers, to determine how smart home technology might address behavioural and safety concerns of their loved one.
You are eligible if you:
-Are an informal caretaker of a person with dementia
- live with the person with dementia, or apart
- Are able to communicate during an interview either in-person, on the phone or by videoconferencing
-Speak English and French
The aim of this study is to support family and friend caregivers by creating an online community of caregivers called a Virtual Community of Practice. We will create and evaluate a Community of Practice to see if it can improve the quality of life, skills, and confidence of caregivers in engaging persons living with dementia in social and stimulating activities. The Community of Practice includes online information and regular group meetings. Information gathered will help to provide caregiver support by providing them a safe and informative place for them to learn and interact with other caregivers.
Meet the following criteria for Phase 1:
Person living with dementia:
(a) aged 40 years or older with a diagnosis of dementia; and
(b) currently living in Canada.
Family or friend caregiver:
(a) aged 18 years or older and with experience in the last five years providing physical, emotional, and/or psychological support for a family member or friend living with dementia at home or in long-term care;
(b) currently living in Canada
Meet the following criteria for Phase 2:
Family or friend caregiver:
(a) aged 18 years or older and currently providing physical, emotional, and/or psychological support for a family member or friend with dementia at home or in long-term care;
(b) currently providing at least four hours of support a week for a person living with dementia; and
(c) currently living in Canada.
(d) must speak English
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.