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Understanding grief and loss in caring for older adults

Understanding grief and loss in caring for older adults

This study seeks to find out how to better support staff who work with people with chronic illness or who are at the end of life, and how to better respond to staff who are grieving the death or loss of someone in their care.


Caregiver Training – FaCET – Family caregiver training

Caregiver Training – FaCET - Family caregiver training

Understanding the goals of family caregivers is critical to developing and delivering effective support services. This study investigates goals expressed by family caregivers prior to an education and training program, and whether these goals varied across phases of the caregiving career.


Caregiver Training – Be EPIC – Enhanced PSW dementia training

Caregiver Training – Be EPIC – Enhanced PSW dementia training

This study assesses a person-centered training program for personal support workers (PSWs) who care for clients with dementia. Be EPIC focuses on the [E]nvironment, using [P]erson-centered communication, focusing on client relationships ([I] matter too), and incorporating the [C]lient’s abilities, life history and preferences during routine care.


Falls Prevention – Impacts of mobility aids on people with dementia

Falls Prevention – Impacts of mobility aids on people with dementia

People who have dementia have more problems with their balance and walking than people who do not. Mobility aids are commonly prescribed to improve a person’s walking but they may or may not be helpful. The results of this study will be used to determine if mobility aids help or hinder persons with dementia.



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