Capturing the Everyday Experience of Living with Alzheimer’s Disease: Ambulatory Assessment of Movement, Speech, and Sleep

While Alzheimer's disease (AD) is irreversible, strategies to slow functional decline associated with the disease have demonstrated effectiveness. A critical aspect of the recommended model of care is accurate and regular assessment of patient behaviour in everyday life, such as physical function and sleep quality. However, current clinical assessments rely heavily on patient or caregier observations to recall everyday behaviour, which may be unreliable and subject to bias.

Capturing the Everyday Experience of Living with Alzheimer’s Disease: Ambulatory Assessment of Movement, Speech, and Sleep

While Alzheimer's disease (AD) is irreversible, strategies to slow functional decline associated with the disease have demonstrated effectiveness. A critical aspect of the recommended model of care is accurate and regular assessment of patient behaviour in everyday life, such as physical function and sleep quality. However, current clinical assessments rely heavily on patient or caregier observations to recall everyday behaviour, which may be unreliable and subject to bias.

Stoke-related slowing of balance reactions: Understanding mechanisms and developing treatments

Stroke    Canada's leading cause of chronic disability   often induces a condition of significantly reduced speeds of motion. Timely movements are, however, vital to prevent falls, perform daily activities, and be able to return to work. Therefore, our objective is to characterize `stroke-related slowing' and to suggest novel therapies. Balance characteristics during perturbed standing will be captured for healthy people and people experiencing stroke-related slowing. Both groups will also perform a voluntary movement that will be replicated by a mathematical model.