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Advise on a Brain Aging Study – Patient Partner Opportunity

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Opportunity Purpose
We are looking for patient partners to join our research team in studying brain health in aging and related cognitive conditions using neuroimaging at Surrey Memorial Hospital in Fraser Health.

Health Areas
Alzheimer’s Disease, Cognitive impairment, Dementia , Other General Health , Health Services and Policy, Public Health, Other Health Systems and Technology, Aging, Other Older Adults

Background
As people age, they tend to accumulate multiple health problems physically as well as in their brain. Neuroimaging methods (structural MRI) will allow multiple problems to be detected. We aim to better understand the emergence of different brain deficits in aging and how they interactively combine to affect cognition. We also want to enable researchers to address patient needs at the beginning of the research.

We are looking for 2 patient partners to work with our research team. If you are interested, you will be scheduled for an interview with the research team lead. You will be compensated for your time and it will be contingent upon grant approval.

Details
The patient partners will work with the researchers to design the study and prepare for research grant applications to Canadian Institute of Health Research and other funding agencies. Once funded, the patient partners will work with the research team by providing patient perspectives, helping with dissemination plans, and other activities. To start with, the patient partners are estimated to contribute a few hours per month.

Eligibility
Previous experience working as a patient partner is preferable. For example, if you have experience working in a research setting and have previous experience collaborating with a research team in the field of neuroscience.

Other eligibility criteria: Ability to read and understand English. Comfortable with computers and technology.

Once you express your interest, the team research assistant will be in contact with you over email. They will explain more about the role, answer any questions you may have, and set an interview date for you to get to know the team better.

Age: 55 Years – 75 Years Old

Location
Vancouver Island / Coast
Lower Mainland
Thompson – Okanagan
Kootenay
Cariboo
North Coast and Nechako
Northeast

From Our Community

Agnes Black

Director, Health Services & Clinical Research and Knowledge Translation – Providence Health Care

Agnes Black

It’s really hard to make changes in health care. When a PVN patient partner says, ‘This is important to us’ it keeps us grounded on why a change is needed and keeps us motivated to keep going on projects.