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, AD Digital Caregiver V2 Feb 6 2020

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

Robarts Research Institute and St. Joseph’s Health Care London are seeking individuals with Alzheimer’s disease who experience agitation (and their care partner) for a 24-week study of psychosocial counseling with or without Esscitalopram taking place at Parkwood Institute Mental Health Care Building. For more details and contact information for this study, click here.

Research Project #4

Western researchers are looking for volunteers to take part in a study of family / friend caregiver’s use of digital technology to care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia related diseases. For more details and contact information for this study, click here.

Research Project #5

Researchers are looking for volunteers to take part in a study of how automated cars may affect people living with dementia and driving. For more details and contact information for this study, click here.

Research Project #6

A new study targeting INFORMAL CAREGIVERS of persons living with dementia will soon be launched throughout Canada.
The study focuses on informal caregivers’ attitudes toward extending Medical Assistance in Dying to people living with Dementia. It will investigate the beliefs underlying informal caregivers’ attitudes on this issue, the value they attach to proposed safeguards as well as assessing their burden and unmet support needs. 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”