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  • Clinical Trial
    In-Person

    What is this Study about?

    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.

    Eligibility Criteria

    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

    Recruitment End Date

  • Clinical Trial
    Online & In-Person

    What is this Study about?

    To examine the effects of a stress management program on well-being, stress, and cognition in family caregivers of someone with dementia or a related neurodegenerative disorder. We will be recruiting participants from 2023 - 2027.

    Eligibility Criteria

    - are a primary family caregiver of a person with dementia or a related neurodegenerative disorder.

    - have access to a computer with high-speed internet; and feel comfortable using email and Zoom (a secure online meeting platform).

    - have a video camera on your device. To ensure safety of participants during the program sessions, it is important that participants turn on their video camera. Keeping the video camera on is also important to build trust within the group sessions and when interacting with the researchers.

    - are willing to be randomised to one of 3 groups, even if it is not your preferred group.

    - are able to commit to a synchronous 8-week online group-based program (described below) and complete daily prescribed daily home practices.

    - are able to commit to three assessment sessions: one baseline assessment, one post-program assessment, one 12-month follow-up assessment.

    - agree to audio recording of interview sessions and portions of the assessment that require accurate verbal data collection.

    - are able to provide blood samples, potentially after a 12-hour fast.

    - are able to travel to a LifeLabs clinic for biomarker collection.

    - agree to refrain from participating in new studies or programs during the 8-week study session.

    - meet the screening criteria during the pre-screening interview.

    - 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 & In-Person

    What is this Study about?

    Researchers at the University of Waterloo are looking for individuals to participate in a research study that explores the perceptions of dementia and health-seeking behaviour amongst Arab care partners in Ontario. This study aims to understand how dementia is perceived by Arab care partners and the use of dementia-related health services and community support services.

    Sharing your experience will help us to understand 1) how dementia is perceived by Arab care partners and 2) the use of dementia-related health services and community support services.

    Eligibility Criteria

    We are looking for individuals who:

    1. Are from the Arab community AND

    2. Are a family member who cares or has cared for a person living with dementia OR Are a family member who cares or has cared for a person with memory challenges

    Interviews can be conducted in Arabic or English based on the participants' preference

    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
    Online

    What is this Study about?

    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).

    Eligibility Criteria

    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.

    Recruitment End Date

  • Observational Study
    Online

    What is this Study about?

    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.

    Eligibility Criteria

    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

    *We are primarily looking for people living with dementia and family members living in the community, especially from different cultural backgrounds.

    Recruitment End Date

  • Clinical Trial
    In-Person

    What is this Study about?

    This Phase 2 study aims to study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of study treatment in paticipants with Mild Cognitive Impairment Due to Alzheimer's Disease or Mild Alzheimer's Disease Dementia

    Eligibility Criteria

    Age 50 - 80
    Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or mild dementia due to Alzheimer's disease

    Recruitment End Date

  • Observational Study
    Online & In-Person

    What is this Study about?

    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.

    Eligibility Criteria

    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

    Recruitment End Date