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Cognition & Aging Working Group

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Opportunity Purpose
The goal of this study is to determine the role of various risk factors in the progression from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to dementia. Caregivers’ and patients’ lived experiences and concerns will help to guide the research questions and study priorities, and will provide an invaluable perspective when it comes to interpreting the results of the study and how best to share the findings with the patient community.

What’s Involved
This opportunity will involve online meetings or phone calls with the graduate student responsible for conducting the study. Partners will be invited to share their experiences to help shape the research questions and analyses, and to assist in interpretation of the results. Partners will also be involved in advising on the creation of knowledge translation tools.

Health Categories
Cognitive impairment
Other Genetics
Environmental factors
Exercise and Physical Fitness
Social Determinants of Health

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From Our Community

Karla Warkotsch

Patient Experience Consultant – Interior Health

Karla Warkotsch

The question I like to ask health care employees is ‘Who is this for?’ and ‘Do we have the right people at the table?’ As a health care employee, I see how easy it is to fall into doing for, rather than doing with patients. The voices of the patient, family and caregiver are essential to ensure the patient is central to the direction and focus of the work being done.