Research participant opportunities

Explore the available research partner and participant opportunities. To learn more about each study, see the details listed below.

SCREEN questionnaire

We would like to determine if a questionnaire can be used by older adults with diagnosed memory problems, mild cognitive impairment or dementia OR by residents living in retirement homes to identify nutrition challenges.

Click here to learn more, or contact the study team at or 519-888-4567 ext. 41470.

DREAM Study: Help make community services and programs more dementia-inclusive

Are you interested in aging and mental health?

We are looking for the following people to participate:

  • older adults (55+)
  • family/friend caregivers to older adults
  • health or social care providers working in home and community care

Click here to learn more and sign up!

You can also contact Olinda Habib Perez, Project Lead at: or 519.888.4567 ext. 41363 for more information!

Assessing the use of research techniques for improving engagement of people with dementia in research

Researchers at the University of Waterloo are conducting a study to evaluate the use of different interviewing techniques and their potential impact on engaging people living with dementia in research interviews.

We are looking for individuals with dementia who are living in the community to participate in a series of three interviews to share more their experiences with community supports and services using different interviewing techniques, such as storytelling. Interviews will be 20-30 minutes in length. 

If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact Emma Conway at

COVID-19 restrictions on physical activity and heart rate

COVID-19 restrictions on physical activity levels and heart rate: Men and women over the age of 65 years are being recruited to study the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on physical activity levels and heart rate. Participants will wear a heart rate monitor for 3 days and complete their regular daily activities and complete a health status questionnaire.

Click here for more information.

Become a research partner

Being a research partner is different from being a research participant. Research partners are members of the research team, who use their skills and experiences to contribute to a research study. The ways a person may be involved as a research partner may vary depending on the study, and is something that is decided with the researcher.

Click here for more information, including informative videos and a pamphlet.