Arlene J. Astell



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RESILIEN-T: Technology driven self-management for building resilience among people with early stage cognitive impairment

2018/19-2020/21 • $363,498 • PI
The numbers of older adults living with Mild Cognitive Impairment and dementia are growing, placing increasing demands on health and social care services. RESILIEN-T aims to deploy in the market an innovative modular ICT solution for self-management of Cognitive Impairment, to reinforce the...

Dementia or mild cognitive impairment: @work in progress

2017/18-2020/21 • $344,784 • PI,CO
This multidisciplinary project (occupational therapy, psychology, elder law and labour law, social and political science, and engineering) will provide new insights into what happens when people develop mild cognitive impairment or early stage dementia while still working, how this is influenced...

Moving With and Tuning In: A participatory mixed methods study to foster social inclusion of individuals with dementia and their carers

2016/17-2020/21 • $316,341 • PI,CO,Other
One of the most insidious consequences of dementia is the rupture of relationships, which occurs both between the individual with dementia and his/her primary caregiver (the dyad), and between the dyad and other members of society. As a result, both members of the dyad suffer from a loss of...

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxious and Depressed Youth: Improving Outcomes through Mobile Technology

2015/16-2019/20 • $728,345 • PI,CO,Other
Our objective is to test out an evidence-based usable and acceptable mobile device software application (app) for the practice component of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for youth in treatment for anxiety and/or depression. Although CBT is an effective treatment for anxious or depressed...

Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging - Full Proposal

2014/15-2018/19 • $24,450,000 • PI,CO
The neurodegenerative brain diseases - Alzheimer's Disease, Vascular dementia, Frontotemporal dementia, and Dementia with Lewy Bodies - will be the "diseases of the 21st century" due to aging of our population. The decision by CIHR to establish a Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging...

Expanding Exercise Opportunities for Persons with Dementia: A Participatory Approach

2017/18 • $40,000 • PI,CO,Other
Exercise improves physical, mental, and social wellness among persons with dementia. Unfortunately, persons with dementia face considerable barriers to exercise. Stigma against dementia may magnify the impact of these barriers. This project builds on our prior work to understand accommodations...

MindMate: Design and Evaluation of a Mobile CBT Homework Tool for Adolescents in Treatment for Anxiety or Depression

2015/16 • $100,000 • PI,CO
Our objective is to create MindMate, an evidence-based usable and acceptable mobile device software application (app), for the practice component of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for youth in treatment for anxiety and/or depression. Although CBT is an effective treatment for anxious or...

Planning a new integrated approach to dementia care

2014/15 • $20,000 • PI,CO
The experience of people living with dementia is of fragmented, hard to navigate services that do not communicate with each other, even within a region. The proposed grant aims to create a new integrated approach based on best practice from around the world and to bring together all stakeholder...

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