- Improving Staff Reports of falls in Assisted Living
- Geriatric Palliative Care in Long-Term Care Settings with a Focus on NursingHomes
- Identifying barriers to pain management in long-term care
- The Rapid Assessment Interface and Discharge service and its implications for patients with dementia http://www.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Research in Positron Emission Tomography and LTC
The University of British Columbia (UBC) and TRIUMF Positron Emission Tomography (PET) group is playing a major role in a ground-breaking new study that could significantly advance the study and management of Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), originally a five-year study that began in late 2004, is now being supplemented by a new subset of studies involving 16 North American PET centres, including the UBC and TRIUMF PET group. These sub-studies will image amyloid plaque burden (extracellular deposits of protein aggregates on the brain, characteristic of AD) with PET and [C-11] Pittsburgh Compound B (PIB) in a subset of ADNI participants who are scheduled to receive [F-18]2-fluoro-deoxyglucose (FDG) PET scans.