Aim – To determine how continued education and adult learning classes affects brain health and cognitive processing in older adults.
How the information gathered will be used – The results of this study may inform how structural and functional changes lead to the cognitive decline some individuals experience with age and the effect of learning and adult education on cognitive performance in older adults experiencing mild cognitive impairment.
You are eligible to participate if you are:
(1) Aged 60-80 years old,
(2) Live in your own home,
(3) Feel your memory ability has declined in the last 5 years, and
(4) Read, write and speak English.
The aim of this research is to investigate the short-term and long-term effects of music-assisted learning on memory function and verbal learning in participants with mild memory loss.
You may be able to participate in this study if:
• You are 60-85 years of age
• You have mild memory loss
• You have a reliable study partner (spouse, child, close friend or family member)
• You are right-handed
• You have travel ability to The University of Toronto St. George Campus
You will not be able to participate in this study if:
• You have a clinical diagnosis of dementia
• Your English or French is not sufficient to undergo clinical and neuropsychological assessments (tests of memory and thinking)
• You have hearing impairments that would prevent you from participating
• You have a current unstable psychiatric illness
• You have a history of head trauma, symptomatic stroke, or moderate to severe traumatic brain injury
• You have a current or past learning or attentional disorder
• You have a current or past experience with substance abuse
• You have participated in any formal music training in the past 10 years
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.
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
The objective of this research is to conduct telephone interviews with people living with dementia and/or their family carers to explore their perspective of, and experience with, local community-based programs and services in southeast Saskatchewan communities and surrounding areas of RaDAR memory clinics.