This qualitative study investigates the intersection of family-provided care and care provided in health care facilities (e.g., hospitals). Focus areas include family influence of care and family involvement in developing goals of care. Data is gathered via qualitative interviews and is analyzed using techniques to categorize the data to develop descriptions of family-provided care and its intersection with the health system.
Participants will take part in individual or family interviews (in-person or online). Eligible participants are adults who have a family member with dementia who resides in Manitoba (family members may live in other jurisdictions). Each person may take part in 1-3 interviews (approximately 60 minutes each in length); the number of interviews will depend on participant interest and how much description they wish to provide. Participants will receive a $25 gift card for a local coffee shop or grocery store to compensate them for each interview they participate in.
Participants will sign letters of consent approved by the Canadian Mennonite University Research Ethics Board. Data will be treated confidentially, and privacy is of the utmost importance. Participants will be given pseudonyms and all identifying features will be removed from the interview transcripts. Data will be kept in the password protected computer of the principal investigator for up to seven years (destroyed by deleting all electronic files and shredding any paper documents).
You are eligible to participate if you are an adult family member of a person living with dementia who resides in Manitoba (family members may live in other locations). You are also eligible to participate if your family member with dementia has died within the past year.
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
This study explores the experiences of people with a stroke-related communication disability in financial environments such as banks, potential challenges regarding participation in financial environments, and looks for strategies to enhance their financial inclusion.
This study will allow adults with post-stroke communication impairments to have a voice to talk about their problems and challenges in financial environments and will provide them with strategies to enhance their financial inclusion, independence, and quality of life.
• Live with stroke-related speech or communication disability,
• Have done financial activities or have been in financial places after your stroke,
• Live in Manitoba,
• Are 18 years old or more,
• Are interested in taking part in this study,
• Agree to be audio or video recorded during the study interview.
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.