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  • Observational Study
    Online

    What is this Study about?

    People with dementia are at risk of falling due to poor balance and fear of falling. Active video games (games played by moving) could help by providing exercise to people with dementia. However, there are no user-friendly active video games for this population.

    You are invited to take part in a research study looking to develop and test an active video game for people with dementia. You will be asked questions about: (a) your experiences caring for a person with dementia; (b) falls, fear of falling, and balance/mobility issues in dementia; and (c) your input on the game's initial design.

    Eligibility Criteria

    You are eligible to participate in this study if you:

    (a) live in Canada;

    (b) speak English; and

    (c) are a family caregiver for a person living with dementia.

    Recruitment End Date

  • Observational Study
    Online & In-Person

    What is this Study about?

    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.

    Eligibility Criteria

    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

    -Speak English

    Recruitment End Date

  • Observational Study
    In-Person and Online

    What is this Study about?

    [email protected] is a 5-week virtual reality at-home intervention with the goal to explore whether virtual reality experiences can enhance communication between persons living with dementia and their care partners. We also aim to explore how a head-mounted VR system, which delivers a fully immersive experience compares to a Tablet-based technology.

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Persons living with mild-to-moderate dementia who are living at home
    • Person living with dementia has no history of stroke, bypass surgery, or seizure disorders
    • A friend/family care partner who speaks and understands English and is willing to also participate in the intervention
    • Resides in Greater Toronto Area (Toronto, Peel, Halton, York, and Durham regions)
    • Individuals who speak English

    Recruitment End Date

  • Observational Study
    Canada-Wide

    What is this Study about?

    The purpose of this study is to understand what supports and prevents people living with dementia from participating in physical activity during the winter months. Identifying what helps or hinders winter physical activity can help inform researchers to create exercise interventions that are seasonally appropriate to persons with dementia. It can also allow policy makers to target key areas of improvement, such as icy sidewalks, to better support winter physical activity.

    Eligibility Criteria

    All participants must:

    • Live in the community

    • Be able to speak and understand English

    • Be able to access and use Zoom using a computer or tablet

    • Live in a region in Canada that regularly experiences snow or ice during the winter months.

     

    Persons with dementia must:

    • Be above the age of 55

    • Be able to read and understand the consent process

    • Be able to understand the nature of the interview

     

    Care partners must:

    • Identify as a primary family care partner for a person with dementia or mild cognitive impairment

    • Not identify as someone living with dementia

    Recruitment End Date

  • Observational Study
    Alberta

    What is this Study about?

    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.

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Aged 45-80
    • No history of TIA or stroke
    • Ambulatory
    • English-speaking
    • Please click "Find out more" to see full list of eligibility criteria.

    Recruitment End Date

  • Observational Study
    Saskatchewan

    What is this Study about?

    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. 

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Person living with dementia 
      OR
    • Family/informal caregiver of a person living with dementia
      AND
    • Reside in southeast Saskatchewan 

    Recruitment End Date

  • Observational Study
    Canada-Wide

    What is this Study about?

    The goal of this study is to assess what adults living in Canada know about risk factors for dementia, and whether this knowledge differs across demographic groups (e.g., age, sex, ethnicity, education levels).

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Over 18 years old
    • Live in Canada

    Recruitment End Date

  • Observational Study
    Canada-Wide

    What is this Study about?

    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.

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Caregiver to a person living with dementia

    Recruitment End Date

  • Observational Study
    Canada-Wide (all provinces)

    What is this Study about?

    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.

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Adults with MCI and/or AD
      OR
    • Healthy, 40+ Years, with parent diagnosed with AD

    Recruitment End Date