Agitation and Aggression - Predicting responsive behaviours through technology
This project focuses on how the physical movements of people with dementia may assist in predicting the onset of agitated behavioural responses, thereby enabling caregivers to proactively redirect or mitigate such behaviours.
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.
Interior Design – Optimizing the design of living spaces for people with dementia
This study looks at how to improve the quality of the living environment for people with dementia and their caregivers
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
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 – Evaluation scale for safe use of mobility aids in people with dementia
A new assessment scale is being developed to evaluate the safe use of walkers in people with dementia and put into a sequential order the actions that make use of the aid safe.