Current Project Highlights

Past Projects

  • Happy2Eat
    Food is more than nutrition; it brings comfort. For residents in long-term care facilities, food is vital to health, well-being, and quality of life. Our research aims to focus on supporting both resident and staff needs during mealtimes.
  • Online Chair Yoga for People with Dementia
    Online Chair Yoga Project: Helping Peoples with Dementia with Stress, Pain and Flexibility Can an online chair yoga program help people with dementia to reduce stress, relieve pain, and improve… Read more: Online Chair Yoga for People with Dementia
  • Overcoming Loneliness
    This research investigated the state of loneliness of residents and the staff living and working in LTC homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. It aimed to identify non-pharmacological ways to decrease loneliness and to work with stakeholders to co-develop policies. This research will be useful in improving the quality of life for residents in LTC homes.
  • Paro: A Social Robot
    Interaction with PARO, a robotic pet seal, can have positive psychological, physiological, and social effects on users. Our research aims to investigate how PARO can be used meaningfully and effectively in hospitals for patients with dementia and delirium.
  • Silent Disco Headphones
    Music is so widely available and inexpensive in the modern world; it is a common option for stress reduction, comfort and enjoyment. The study’s main objective is to explore whether music delivered by Silent Disco Headphones was feasible and acceptable to a sample of inpatients staying in an older adult mental health unit of a large urban hospital.