Dementia Education
Virtual Event

Knowledge Mobilization Of A Strategy Guideline To Reduce The Risks Associated With Getting Lost Among Persons Living With Dementia

About This Program

The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the Canadian Guideline for Safe Wandering website that recommends practical strategies to promote safe wandering (or walking) among persons with dementia.

These strategies are customized to the participant based on their risk level of getting lost. Participants will complete an initial survey about their demographics and compare the paper and web versions of the guideline. Over the course of 3 weeks, participants will use the website and keep a diary to report on the strategies they are using to reduce their risk of getting lost. Participants will respond to prompts in a written/online/verbal diary once a week. At the end of 3 weeks, participants will complete a survey and participate in one of or both the survey and interview. The written or verbal diaries will be collected via mail or email. The interviews will be transcribed. Information gathered will be used to revise the website so that it is more accessible and helpful for persons living with dementia. This guideline will be made available with the provincial Alzheimer societies and other community organizations.

This study has been reviewed by, and received ethics clearance through a University of Waterloo Research Ethics Committee

 

About the Research Opportunities

The Dementia Society is frequently contacted by many partners 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 Noelannah Neubauer at 647-927-4711

Details

Presented By

The University of Waterloo

Date and Time

Cost

N/A

Location

Virtual

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