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Research Projects 2013-2014

Research Projects 2013-2014

How Dementia Care Knowledge is Shared Among Care Partners

A student from Western University’s Faculty of Health Sciences is conducting a research study that could lead to innovations in how people with dementia are cared for and help improve their overall quality of life. The study involves a review of the information we receive about an individual (e.g. from family, health care professionals, care partners) and how this information is applied to their specific plan of care.

Benefits of Exercise in Dementia Care

A post-doctoral fellow from Western University is conducting a research study that explores the effectiveness of exercise in improving mobility and preventing falls in people with Alzheimer disease.

Related Impacts to Dementia Care

A student from University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Architecture is working with us to conduct a research study on how a building’s structural layout impacts the ability of health care professionals to care for people with Alzheimer disease and related dementias. The study involves examining the correlation between the built environment (interior work space) and the roles they perform.

Social Relationships in Long-Term Care

A student from Brescia University College is conducting a research study on social relationships in long-term care. The study seeks to gain a deeper understanding of how residents develop and maintain relationships as well as the importance that these social relationships have on residents.

Dementia and Palliative Care

A student from Western University’s Faculty of Health Sciences is conducting a research study on how palliative care is delivered to persons with dementia within long-term care facilities in Ontario.

Oral Health in Long-term Care Homes: A Quality Improvement Project

A dental hygienist and research assistant from Lawson Health Research Institute’s Geriatric Medicine Clinical Trials Group is conducting a quality improvement project that involves understanding barriers to good oral care in long-term care, with a particular focus on staff education.

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