ONDRI Research

FOllow Up of person’s with Neurodegenerative Disease

Description: We’re developing a registry of ONDRI participants and people with neurodegenerative diseases. This registry will help ONDRI scientists and physicians maintain ongoing follow-up assessments with these groups. If you would like to add yourself or a loved one to this registry, please contact Youness Demnati (details below).

Location: Telephone calls only; no travel to a hospital clinic.

Time Commitment: Ongoing. Telephone follow-up every six months.

Honorarium: Not applicable – no travel required – all visits are completed over the telephone or online.

For more information, please contact Youness Demnati at ydemnati@edu.uwaterloo.ca.

Remote Monitoring in NeuroDegenerative Diseases (ReMiNDD)

Description: ReMiNDD study participants are asked to wear small sensors on their bodies that monitor their activity, speech, sleep and heart rhythm. The study’s goal is to gather a better understanding of the participant’s neurodegenerative condition as they go about their day-to-day activities. We are recruiting individuals with AD/MCI, ALS, FTD, PD, and VCI who are followed by a neurologist at Sunnybrook Hospital. If the feasibility study is successful, we hope to launch province-wide.

Location: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and your home

Time Commitment:

This study is seven days long. A breakdown of what to expect during the study can be found below:

Day 1: The participant will visit Sunnybrook to receive the sensors. This appointment will take about 3 hours.

Day 2: We will call the participant to see how they’re doing and to ask a few questions

Day 7: The participant has the choice of returning to Sunnybrook to complete the study assessment and return the sensors, or to have the research coordinator complete this step at the participant’s home.

Honorarium: Parking at or transport to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre will be reimbursed.

For more information, please contact Erin Turner at eeturner@uwaterloo.ca.

Advancing the use of wearable technologies for health monitoring in older adults

Description: This study is examining the use of small, wearable sensors on healthy older adults. We are currently recruiting healthy adults who are 55 years of age or older.

Location: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre OR University of Waterloo

Time Commitment: Participation in this study is a total of five days

Honorarium: Parking at or transport to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre or University of Waterloo will be reimbursed. On day 5, participants have the option of having the discharge visit in home.

For more information, please contact Youness Demnatiat ydemnati@edu.uwaterloo.ca.