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  • Observational Study
    In-Person & Online

    What is this Study about?

    Dementia Friendly Communities is a community-based action research study that will engage directly with people with dementia who live independently. The goal of this study is to develop an in-depth understanding of the community-related needs of people with dementia who live independently, and to explain and demonstrate how communities can be dementia friendly, and support social inclusion and wellbeing.

    Eligibility Criteria

    You are eligible to participate if you:

    - identify as someone living with dementia or memory impairment

    - live independently in the community setting (ie: alone in your own home)

    - can communicate in English

    - are able and willing to participate as a member of the Action Group.

    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?

    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

  • Clinical Trial
    In-Person

    What is this Study about?

    The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of GSK4527226 in participants with early Alzheimer's Disease (AD) (including mild cognitive impairment [MCI] and mild dementia due to AD) of 2 dose levels of GSK4527226 compared to placebo.

    Eligibility Criteria

    Age 50 - 85
    Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or mild dementia due to Alzheimer's disease
    Must have a study partner

    Recruitment End Date

  • Clinical Trial
    Online

    What is this Study about?

    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).

    Eligibility Criteria

    - Aged 60-85 years.

    - Concerned about memory or thinking problems.

    - Have access to internet at home.

    - Ability to speak English.

    Recruitment End Date

  • Observational Study
    In-Person

    What is this Study about?

    Our study titled "Investigating the Role of Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping and Oxygen Extraction Fraction as Advanced Neuroimaging Biomarkers in Alzheimer's Disease" aims to develop non-invasive diagnostic biomarkers for Alzheimer's Disease (AD). We focus on evaluating the potential of QSM and OEF to differentiate between AD, Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), and Cognitively Unimpaired populations and to predict amyloid and tau pathology, using a Systems Biology approach. Leveraging the McGill University's TRIAD cohort, the study utilizes advanced imaging and machine learning to predict amyloid and tau presence, which could transform AD diagnostics and treatment. Methodologically, it involves preprocessing neuroimaging data and employing machine learning classifiers to analyze these features. The anticipated outcomes include validating QSM and OEF as non-invasive biomarkers for AD, establishing their correlation with amyloid and tau proteins, and developing predictive models for clinical decision-making, potentially resulting in significant advancements in AD diagnostics.

    Eligibility Criteria

    Are a member of the TRIAD cohort at McGill University, falling within one of the following categories: young control, cognitively unimpaired, mild cognitive impairment, or Alzheimer's Disease.

    Are willing and able to undergo advanced neuroimaging techniques including MRI and PET without contraindications.

    Have not had any significant neurological conditions (other than AD for the AD group) that might interfere with the results of the study.

    Have no metal implants, devices, or other conditions that may contraindicate or distort MRI imaging.

    Are not currently participating in other clinical trials or studies that involve interventions which might interfere with the results of this study.

    Are able and willing to provide informed consent for participation in the study or have a legally authorized representative who can do so.

    Do not have a history of substance abuse or other conditions that might confound the imaging and cognitive data.

    Have not undergone any significant head trauma or surgery in the past 6 months.

    Are not pregnant or planning to become pregnant during the duration of the study.

    Are willing to comply with all study-related procedures, imaging sessions, and follow-up evaluations.

    Ability to speak English and French

    Recruitment End Date

  • Observational Study
    Online

    What is this Study about?

    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.

    Eligibility Criteria

    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

    Recruitment End Date

  • Observational Study
    In-Person

    What is this Study about?

    You are being invited to participate in a research study. You are invited to participate in this study to help us assess the use of music as an aid in verbal learning and memory performance, and determine the related brain plasticity, measured through electroencephalography.

    Eligibility Criteria

    We are inviting older adults between 60 and 85 years of age to participate who meet the following criteria:

    You have mild memory loss or noticed a change in your memory

    A reliable study partner is encouraged but not required (spouse, child, close friend or family member)

    You have travel ability to Baycrest Centre

    Ability to speak English

     

    All participants should ensure they meet the following exclusion criteria:

    Have normal or corrected to normal hearing

    Have no current unstable psychiatric illness

    Have no current or past experience with substance abuse

    Have no known history of neurological disorders, brain injury, symptomatic stroke, or head

    trauma

    Have no current or past learning or attentional disorder

    Have not participated in any formal musical training in the past 10 years

    Recruitment End Date