Current Research Participation Opportunities


There are a number of research projects and studies underway across Canada generally and in London specifically. We will attempt to keep this space current with opportunities that we are made aware of through our partnership with St. Joseph’s Health Care London, Western University and other centres across the region and country.

NOTE: This list of research participant opportunities are ethics approved by our research committee and are provided as information only. Further inquires should be directed to the specific research project facilitator. 

Research Project #1

Western University is looking for participants to take part in a clinical trial of Ambroxol (a cough medicine with an excellent safety record that is not currently available in Canada) and the effects it may have on the development of Parkinson’s disease dementia. If you are over 50 and have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease with a cognitive impairment, you may be eligible to participate. For more details and contact information for this study, click here.

Research Project #2

The Geriatric Medicine department at the London Health Sciences Centre is looking for volunteers to take part in a physical exercise study. If you are 60 years old or over, have trouble remembering things, and do not have Alzheimer’s disease you may be eligible to participate. For more details and contact information for this study, click here.

Research Project #3

Western University is looking for volunteers to participate in their research study on the impact of a person-centered communication training program for Personal Support Workers (PSWs) working with home care clients with dementia.  If you have completed the PSW program at a college level and have at least 6 months experience with clients with dementia, you may be eligible to participate. For more details and contact information for this study, click here.

Research Project #4

Robarts research is looking for individuals aged 55 years and older who are healthy or have different amounts of memory loss to participate in a brain imaging study. Interested older adults with and without memory loss are invited to phone and possibly participate in a clinical research study investigating the relationship between memory loss and changes in the brain using magnetic resonance imaging. For more details and contact information for this study, click here.

For an overview of research happening in Ontario, the Alzheimer Society of Ontario has an informative page.

Read Dr. Michael Borrie’s, (Medical Director of the Aging Brain and Memory Clinic at St. Joseph’s Health Care London) ‘Six Reasons to Volunteer for Clinical Trials”

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