Understanding the importance of research

Why is dementia research important? 

Through research, we are able to study the causes of dementia and how it affects the person living with dementia and their care partners.  Please consider participating in the studies below to help us better understand dementia.

  • 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia
  • More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s
  • Over 11 Million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias

Considering participating in one of these research projects to help us learn more about how we can support people living with dementia.



What’s the purpose of this study? This is a research study and the purpose is to develop a new dementia measure from the perspective of caregivers: the CAregiver REported and weighted Dementia outcome measure (CARED).

Who can participate?  Caregivers who are supporting a friend, partner, or family member with dementia.

What is involved?  A  Zoom meeting and short survey.

Who can I contact? If you are interested in learning more about this research project and wish to participate, please email qualityofliferesearch@outlook.com.

This study has been reviewed by the Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board under Project #14086

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You can make a difference in Alzheimer’s disease research:

  • Your participation in research matters
  • Learn more about what research is
  • Explore an opportunity to participate in the AHEAD study

Click on the picture below to read more about how you can get involved.

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