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Home-Based Monitoring for Aging in Place

About This Program

Dr. Neil Thomas and his research team are testing the use of home sensing technology to capture information on activities of daily living, that could be used to detect cognitive decline. This study aims to determine methods for cognitive decline detection that are longitudinal versus the current methods that are episodic.

Should you choose to participate, sensors will be installed around the home to capture motion to determine room occupancy and placed on doorways to detect opening and closing events to determine home exits. Other sensors include a pill box, bed mat, car driving sensor and a smart watch and scale.

These sensors do not capture any personal identifying information and once they are installed, they are often forgotten by those who are currently living with them. The installation process is all virtual to minimize any risk of human contact.

This study has been approved by The Bruyère Research Institute Ethics Board

 

About the Research Opportunities

The Dementia Society is frequently contacted by many partner and other organizations conducting social and medical research into the causes and prevention of dementias, including Alzheimer’s Disease. Before sharing these opportunities with you, we confirm the parties and ensure ethical practices are used in their research. If you are interested in any of the opportunities below, we invite you to contact the respective party listed to learn more.

Thank you for helping to advance the local, national, and international drive to learn more, so no one has to face dementia.

 

If you are interested in this study or want more information, contact Laura Ault, Study Coordinator.

613-794-2625 Or at lault@bruyere.org

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The Bruyère Research Institute

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The Bruyère Research Institute, Ottawa

85 Primrose Ave, Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1R 6M1

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