Research Activity

Research Activity

Dementia Research

As part of the McCormick Care Group’s goal to advance dementia care, exploring new ways to provide care and support is an integral aspect of this effort. This exploration involves collaborating in research activity and working with our community partners to discover how we can enhance the lives of those in our care.

 Animal Assisted Therapy Project Phase II

The second phase of the research study of the impacts of animal therapy on managing aggressive behaviours in people with dementia is looking at the experience and perspective of the staff involved.

Animal Assisted Therapy Project

A study of the interaction between therapy animals and people with dementia may assist in managing behaviours and reduce the need for pharmacological interventions.

Actigraph Research Project with St. Joseph’s Health Care

A study of the physical movements of people with dementia may assist in predicting the onset of agitated behavioural responses and enable caregivers to proactively redirect or reduce such behaviours.

Enhanced Caregiver Series
WCA Collaborates with Western University and Behavioural Supports Ontario with the Support of McCormick Care Foundation

Therapeutic Garden Project
The WCA, the McCormick Care Foundation, and Westminster College Foundation Support a Therapeutic Garden Project at Fanshawe College and Alzheimer Outreach Services

Announcement of Joint Research Project with the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care on Adult Day Program Evaluation
Catherine Blake, WCA Research Assistant and Allison Eades, Baycrest Research Assistant

Oral Health in Long-term Care Homes: A Quality Improvement Project
Jacqueline Borrie, Lawson Health Research Institute

Social Relationships in Long-Term Care
Katherine Boughton, Brescia University College

Dementia and Palliative Care
Emily Hill , Western University

How Dementia Care Knowledge is Shared Among Caregivers
Ryan DeForge, PhD, Western University

Benefits of Exercise in Dementia Care
Susan Muir, Western University

Related Impacts to Dementia Care
Natalie Cooper, University of Manitoba


We welcome any inquiries into our research activities. Please feel free to contact CEO Steve Crawford at scrawford@mccormickcare.ca or 519-432-2648 ext. 2319 for more information.

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