Participating in research
Scientists around the world are working to find the causes, better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Researchers are also trying to better understand the psychological and social effects of the disease on individuals and families.
Many people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are participating in this research. They and their families take comfort and find hope in being able to help increase our understanding of the disease and its effects.
This page contains information for people to consider when thinking about participating in research. It also includes information on how you can find out about studies that are looking for participants.
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is not directly affiliated with the studies listed below unless otherwise stated.
Where to start
The level of commitment required for participating in a study can vary from filling out a simple survey online to more long-term, in-depth involvement in a study or clinical trial.
Consider the following when thinking about participating in research:
- Participation in research (Alzheimer Society of Canada) (PDF)
- Checklist for participating in research (Alzheimer Society of Canada) (PDF)
- How drugs are approved in Canada (Alzheimer Society of Canada) (PDF)
- How are medicines developed? (Alzheimer's Disease International) (PDF)
- Getting involved in clinical trials (Alzheimer’s Disease International) (PDF)
Links to studies looking for participants
The following links provide information about studies currently recruiting participants from British Columbia:
- Examining the Prevalence and Associations of Health and Mobility in Canadians (University of Waterloo)
- Medication management by informal caregivers for community-dwelling persons with dementia (University of Manitoba)
- Brothers and sisters caring for parents with dementia study (University of Toronto)
- Caregiving and social experiences (University of Victoria)
Ways to find research studies
Ask your doctor, specialist or other health care provider about studies they may be aware of.
- Clinical Trial Search (Health Canada)
- Consortium of Canadian Centres for Clinical Cognitive Research (C5R)
Other helpful links
Information for researchersIf you are conducting a study related to dementia and are looking for participants in B.C., please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about having your study featured on this web page.
Please note: We require that researchers provide a URL link to the study's web page or recruitment poster.
Last Updated: 10/31/2017