Current Research

This page contains information on current CERAH research projects as well as recently published peer-reviewed journal articles, media, and other publications.

Research Projects

Study: Exploring and promoting end-of-life decision-making for people with dementia living in long-term care homes

Dr. Nisha Sutherland, assistant professor in the School of Nursing and research affiliate at the Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health, is receiving $195,075 to spend three years exploring and promoting end-of-life decision-making for people with dementia living in long-term care homes.

This study is important to point to new ways of including residents with dementia and the people who care for them in making decisions towards palliative care.

We will partner with long-term care home partners and people with dementia in the community to create a video that sheds light on fair practices and policies.

This study is essential for residents with dementia to have a fair chance to receive quality palliative care and die in the way they wish. 

Study: Building Capacity For Meaningful Participation By People Living With Dementia

The Building Capacity Project, also known as Building Capacity For Meaningful Participation By People Living With Dementia, is a cross-Canada partnership between researchers at the University of British Columbia and Lakehead University, and members of the Westside Seniors Hub (WSH) in Vancouver and the North West Dementia Working Group (NWDWG) in Thunder Bay. The Building Capacity Project aims to make communities more dementia-inclusive by creating sustainable opportunities for meaningful participation by people living with dementia. This multi-year project is a part of the Dementia Community Investment strategy funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada.