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Dr. Donna Goodridge (PhD) is leading one of five projects that have been funded by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation and the Baycrest-led Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation.

SHRF, CABHI announce $300,000 in funding for aging, brain health projects

Five health research projects funded to accelerate Saskatchewan aging and brain health innovations

Dr. Donna Goodridge (PhD) is leading one of five projects selected by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) and the Baycrest-led Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI).

SHRF and CABHI announced $300,000 in funding support on May 21 for the development, testing and adoption of five new aging and brain health innovations for seniors. The projects are aimed at improving the quality of life for older adults living with dementia, and their families and caregivers.

Goodridge’s project will focus on developing support for family caregivers of people with dementia. The project is called, “Improving Access to Support: Development and Evaluation of a Novel App for Family Caregivers of People with Dementia.”

Other projects include:

  • Using the E-Music Box in Dementia Care: Supporting Social Bonding and Advancing Brain Research; Project Lead: Jennifer Nicol, University of Saskatchewan
  • RAIIN - Remote Assessment and Interprofessional Intervention with Neuropsychology - Remote Treatment of Sleep Disturbance for Persons with Dementia and their Caregivers; Project Lead: Megan O’Connell, University of Saskatchewan
  • Adapting a Caregiver Co-Designed Mental Wellness App for Rural Caregivers of Persons with Dementia: RuralCARES; Project Lead: Shelley Peacock, University of Saskatchewan
  • Pain Knowledge Needs of Family Caregivers and Persons with Dementia: Role of Virtual Reality as a Training Modality; Project Lead: Susan Tupper, Saskatchewan Health Authority

Read more on the SHRF news site.

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