What is the opportunity?

Research Study

Who can participate?

Persons living with diagnosed dementia, mild cognitive impairment or memory problems who live within driving distance of Guelph, Waterloo or London, Ontario. A care partner must also participate.

University of Waterloo Study

We would like to determine if a nutrition questionnaire works well to identify nutrition challenges for older adults with diagnosed memory problems, cognitive impairment or dementia when completed by themselves, or by a care partner on behalf of their cared for person.

Study participation would involve three visits at your home or at the University of Waterloo.

Visit 1 (1 hour): questionnaires, physical and functional assessments will be completed. A nutrition questionnaire will be administered. You will be asked to record your food and beverage intake for one day.

Visit 2 (30-45 minutes): we will review your food record. The nutrition questionnaire will be completed for a second time.

Visit 3 (1 hour): a dietitian will complete a nutrition assessment. Individualized tips to improve food intake and nutrition will be provided.

A $25 gift card or equal value gift is provided for participation.

This study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through the University of Waterloo (ORE#42827) and university of Guelph (REB#22-07-23) Research Ethics Boards.

Principal Investigator: Heather Keller

Date and Time

Recruiting through to May 2025

Contact Information

If you are interested in participating or would like to learn more about this study, please contact the research team at: screen.study@uwaterloo.ca or call 519-888-4567 ext. 41470