Research Study Invitation

Invitation to Participate in a Research Study on Early Onset Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairments

Have you or someone you know recently been diagnosed with early onset dementia or mild cognitive impairment? Researchers at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences and the University of Waterloo are conducting a focus group to understand the experiences of people who develop early onset dementia or mild cognitive impairments while in the workforce. They are seeking participants in Ottawa to take part in one focus group for approximately 1.5-2 hours in January 2019. Researchers are able to travel to Ottawa or to conduct a virtual focus group.

This international research project (2018 – 2023) with partners in Sweden, Finland and Canada, will result in a new conceptual understanding that will produce new tools and technologies to enable people with MCI/dementia to take a lead role in managing and choosing their work life.

They are interested in participants who:

  • Were recently diagnosed with early onset dementia or mild cognitive impairment and are currently working or recently retired, OR
  • Are a family member, friend, or co-worker of someone who was recently diagnosed and is participating in the study, and have been approved by them to take part, OR
  • Are an employer and have worked with someone who has been diagnosed with early onset dementia or mild cognitive impairment, OR
  • Influence company policies and work adjustments for those affected by early onset dementia or mild cognitive impairment

For more details, please contact Researcher Karan Shastri: kshstri@uwaterloo.ca or Study Co-Investigator Dr. Parminder Flora at (905)430-4055 Ext. 6663 | florap@ontarioshores.ca

To learn more, visit the project’s website at: https://uwaterloo.ca/intelligent-technologies-wellness-independent-living/projects/mciwork