Evaluating the quality of adult day programs
This collaborative study with Baycrest Health Sciences explores the benefits of adult day programs and their impacts on the psychosocial wellbeing of participants.
Using PhotoVoice as a way for people with dementia to communicate
PhotoVoice – where a socially marginalized group tells their story through photography – is introduced to members of the early stage dementia support group at McCormick Dementia Services.
Environmental enhancements in dementia care facilities
This project reviews McCormick Home’s overseeing of the administration of funds allocated by the Southwest Local Health Integration Network toward environmental or structural enhancements to improve dementia care in participating long-term care homes.
Impacts on staff of caring for people with dementia who have participated in animal-assisted therapy
This study looks at the impact on staff of their experience of caring for participants in the animal-assisted research project.
Animal-assisted therapy and managing responsive behaviours in people with dementia
This study evaluates the impacts of animals on people with dementia in mitigating responsive behaviours.
Perspectives on moving to long-term care
This study explores the experience of moving to long-term care from the perspectives of the new resident and their family caregiver.
Using tablet technology to enhance conversations between people with dementia and their family caregivers
This study looks at how to preserve relationships between people who have dementia and those who do not by connecting them in a shared conversational experience involving the accessing and sharing of family photos using tablet technology.
Therapeutic Gardening – Phase 2
This study explores the therapeutic gardening experiences of persons with dementia and their perspectives on the senses and emotions elicited in the gardening process that may contribute to improvements in mood and enhanced wellbeing.
Therapeutic Gardening – Phase 1
This mixed-methods study assesses participant engagement in a horticultural recreation program compared to more traditional day program activities.
Agitation and Aggression – Standardizing care for neuropsychiatric symptoms and quality of life in people with dementia
There is a wide variation in how agitation and aggression are treated in patients with dementia, and there is often a problem of polypharmacy. This study reviews an integrated care pathway for managing agitation and aggression beyond standard care practices.