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
The purpose of this study is to see how signals from the body, and awareness of those signals, influence cognition in healthy aging and amnestic mild cognitive impairment. The data used from this study will be used for scientific publications and conference presentations. Participants will also be asked if they are willing to have their deidentified data shared for the benefit of open science.
You are eligible to participate if you are between the ages of 60-85, are free from major medical, neurological, or psychiatric conditions affecting cognition or cardiac health, are fluent in English, and have normal or corrected-to-normal vision.
This study is designed to see how perception of pictures is affected by healthy aging and amnestic mild cognitive impairment. The study can be completed either in-person or online. The data gathered will be used for scientific papers and conference presentations. Participants will also be asked if they consent to having their de-identified data shared for the benefit of open science.
You are eligible to participate in this study if you are between the ages of 65 and 85, are either in good cognitive health or have been diagnosed with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (mild cognitive impairment with memory issues), and do not have other major neurological, medical, or psychiatric conditions that could affect cognition.
Increasing evidence shows that listening to music from childhood and early adulthood can help recall meaningful events from the past. Importantly, people with dementia have shown to benefit from listening to personally meaningful music, suggesting that musical memory remains preserved. However, the underlying mechanisms by which music improves memory remains unclear.
My research addresses the impact of an autobiographically salient music listening program on memory and brain activity in mild cognitive impairment. Understanding how brainwave activity in this population may differ, will help elucidate mechanisms of music listening that lead to cognitive improvements, ultimately providing insight into musical memory preservation and how it can be leveraged.
Participants will undergo cognitive testing and measure brainwave activity via EEG, a non-invasive neuroimaging method. Participants will be provided an online link (or CD if they do not have wifi) to access their personalized music playlist and will be asked to listen for two weeks at home (20 mins/day, minimum 5 days/wk). Repeated cognitive and EEG assessment will help determine changes in brain function.
- are 60 years of age and over
- have received a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment; or are generally healthy
- are English speaking
- have a minimum of high school education
- have adequate hearing and vision
- can identify 15 English vocal/lyrical songs that are associated to your personal memories
- can commit to listening to your personal playlist (20 mins) at-home for 2 weeks (minimum 5 days/week)
The aim of our study is to better understand whether certain lifestyle factors (such as physical activity and hearing) are related to early changes in memory and thinking abilities in older adults. We are especially interested in enrolling individuals who are South Asian or East Asian, because little research has focused on brain health in Canadians of diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds.
By participating, you will help us better understand how lifestyle factors are related to memory and thinking changes in adults from diverse communities. We hope that this will lead to improved prevention and early intervention strategies for dementia.
You are eligible to participate if you…
- Are 55-85 years old
- Have no major medical or psychiatric diagnoses
- Are comfortable speaking and reading English
- Are able to undergo an MRI scan
Eligibility is dependent on an additional conversation with the study team.
This study, "Stranger than Family: Decision-Making & Ethics of Substitution for People Living With
Dementia Going It Alone", explores how people facing dementia alone are connected with a substitute
decision-maker and how ideas about capacity, consent, and decision-making affect them.
Interviews will be conducted with:
- People who are facing dementia alone
- Healthcare and social service workers
- Substitute decision-makers for others who are not close family members or close friends
The overall goal of this study is to identify opportunities for advocacy, policy, and practice change to
better support people facing dementia alone.
You are eligible to participate if you:
- Live in Ontario or Alberta AND
- Have a diagnosis of dementia or are at-risk and planning for a future living with dementia and are
facing dementia alone OR
- Are a healthcare or social service worker, or other professional who has experience trying to connect
adult clients with a substitute decision-maker OR
- Have experience as a substitute decision-maker for someone living with dementia who is not a close
family member or friend
In addition, to be eligible you must:
- Be able to participate in an interview over the phone, on Zoom, or in-person AND
- Understand the purpose of the study and what participation involves
PREVENT is recruiting healthy control participants for a prospective longitudinal cohort study. The aim of the study is to help doctors diagnose dementia sooner using serial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other biomarkers in the blood and cerebrospinal fluid.
We are interested in visuospatial abilities in patients with possible or probable Alzheimer’s disease at an early stage. The experiment will be carried out online on a computer in your home, over three years
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.