CCNA Team 17: Interventions at the Sensory-Cognitive Interface

“This year we have worked very hard to ensure that sophisticated measures of hearing, vision, and cognition are included in the CCNA database. One project that we have underway in the first year of the CCNA is looking at the experience of the older adult who has dementia and who is hospitalized. [We are] capitalizing on the data available in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging… The factors that we are studying are going to be important for the other teams in the CCNA. There are teams that are looking at cognitive training, driving, mobility, care in long term facilities, and patients who primarily have a psychiatric presentation to their illness.”