Collaborative Research 

 

Deep TMS for Treatment of Alzheimer’s disease with depression

Description: This study is investigating how deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS), a type of non-invasive brain stimulation, can be used to help treat depression in people with Alzheimer’s disease. We are looking for individuals who are over the age of 60, diagnosed with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and have depression.

Location: Baycrest Health Sciences

Time Commitment: Four weeks. These four weeks will include 3 pre-treatment visits, 20 treatment sessions (daily visits for 4 weeks), 2-3 post-treatment visits, and a post-treatment follow-up call.

Honorarium: $140 plus travel expenses.

For more information, please contact Jen at (416)-785-2500 ext. 3434or email dtms@research.baycrest.org.

Cognitive benefits of second-language learning in older adults

Description: This study is investigating the ways that two smartphone-based learning activities can help promote brain health in older adults. The study examines the benefits of participating in an online Spanish course (using the Duolingo app) or cognitive-training games (using the BrainHQ app from Posit Science). We are looking for healthy adults between the ages of 65 and 75, whose primary language is English, to take part in this free learning program over the course of four months.

Location: Baycrest Health Sciences (2 visits) and your home.

Time Commitment: 30 minutes a day for 4 months.

Honorarium: Approximately $60-$70 plus travel expenses.

For more information please contact toronto.language.studies@gmail.com