Award Date: 2017
Project Lead(s): Kelly Murphy
Project Title: Optimizing Health Outcomes for Older Adults at Risk of Dementia
One in ten Canadian seniors experience an identifiable cognitive decline, labelled Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), which can be representative of future dementia risk. Pharmacological intervention for MCI has not been shown to be effective. However, behavioural interventions focusing on cognitive strategies and lifestyles have shown promise. For example, Dr. Murphy’s team has developed an intervention program called “Learning the Ropes for Living with MCI” that has demonstrated clinical efficacy. This project will aim to increase the scalability and adoption of the program by making it available online, delivering “Train the Trainer” workshops, establishing a business plan, and publishing program materials.