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  • Observational Study
    Online

    What is this Study about?

    This study aims to understand the needs and experiences of caregivers in managing medications for people living with dementia (PLWD) to enhance future resources. In stage one, caregivers of PLWD will be interviewed to gain insights into their needs and preferences for resources. In stage two, healthcare providers from various backgrounds and settings will be interviewed to understand how they support medication management for PLWD.

    By understanding caregivers' experiences and needs in medication management, this study strives to contribute to the development of improved resources for caregivers. Ultimately, improving medication management practices has the potential to enhance the quality of life and health outcomes for both PLWD and their caregivers. By empowering caregivers with effective tools and resources, we contribute not only to the well-being of individual caregivers and care recipients but also to the broader societal goal of fostering a supportive and sustainable healthcare system for those affected by dementia.

    Eligibility Criteria

    You are eligible to participate if you are:

    - An caregiver who provides informal, unpaid care to a friend or family member diagnosed with any form of dementia

    - English speaking

    - Live in Ontario as their primary residence

    - Support in medication management activities weekly for at least 2 months. Examples of medication management activities include but are not limited to obtaining medications from the pharmacy, preparing and administering medications, and monitoring for side effects

    Recruitment End Date

  • Observational Study
    Online

    What is this Study about?

    This study aims to explore how the website, the Driving and Dementia Roadmap (DDR), is experienced by and impacts how people with dementia and family/friend carers manage the driving cessation process. Participants will be asked to use the DDR for 2-6 weeks, record their thoughts in a diary and take part in an interview or focus group.

    Eligibility Criteria

    - Are a person living with dementia who is still driving or has stopped driving within the past 2 years

    - Are family member or friend who is caring for or providing support to a person with dementia who is still driving or has stopped driving within the past two years

    - Are a healthcare provider who cares for people living with dementia

    - Ability to speak English

    Recruitment End Date

  • Observational Study
    Online

    What is this Study about?

    Alert systems such as United States’ Silver Alert and Scotland’s Purple Alert support first responders in locating missing persons with dementia. In Canada, provinces are responsible for Silver Alerts. To date, Alberta and Manitoba amended Missing Persons Acts, but have no Silver Alerts. British Columbia has a citizen-led Silver Alert, yet no provincial legislation. This study examines how policies and programs for alert systems are developed and implemented in Canada, Scotland, and the United States. Findings will inform policies and implementation of alert systems to optimize the safety and well-being of people living with dementia at risk of going missing.

    Eligibility Criteria

    have experience or interest in using Silver Alert to locate missing persons with dementia and are a/an:

    • Person living with dementia

    • Care partner

    • Alzheimer Society staff

    • First responder

    • Service provider

    • Technology developer

    • Policy maker

    Recruitment End Date

  • Clinical Trial
    Online

    What is this Study about?

    Caregivers of people living with dementia experience significant stress which can negatively affect their mental health. The overall aim of the current study is to evaluate a newly developed app that focuses on providing stress-management strategies for family caregivers of people living with dementia. Findings from the study of an app that aims to address the stressors associated with caregiving has the potential to improve the quality of life of caregivers of people living with dementia.

    Eligibility Criteria

    - Providing informal and unpaid care (e.g., spouses, children) for people living with dementia

    - Providing primary care (i.e., most of the care or equally shares the care with another individual such as a mother or sibling) for the person living with dementia

    - Own a smartphone (e.g., iPhone, Android)

    - Not currently using a mobile app created for caregivers

    - 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
    In-Person

    What is this Study about?

    The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of an oral medication, IGC-AD1 that is a natural THC-based (Tetrahydrocannabinol) formulation, administered in micro doses, twice a day, on symptomatological Agitation, in patients with mild to severe dementia from Alzheimer's.

    Eligibility Criteria

    60+
    Diagnosis of 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