Examining knowledge of risk factors for dementia among adults in Canada

Observational Study

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What is the study about?

The goal of this study is to assess what adults in Canada know, and importantly, do not know, about risk factors for dementia. We are also interested in whether this knowledge differs across demographic groups (e.g., age, sex, ethnicity, education levels). We will use this information to develop campaigns to educate the general public about risk factors for dementia, with the ultimate goal of reducing rates of dementia.


Please help us by completing a short online survey about risk factors for dementia. After you complete the survey, you will receive tips on how to reduce your chances of developing dementia. The survey can be accessed here: https://redcap.sunnybrook.ca/redcap/surveys/?s=N9DREXXFKEHXXPWM. Please feel free to share with others.


Eligibility- Who can participate?

Participants must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Live in Canada

Time requirement

The survey takes 10 – 15 minutes.

You will be asked to provide background information about yourself, such as your age, sex, education, etc. Then, you will be asked to complete a 10 – 15 minute survey assessing your knowledge of dementia as well as your knowledge of risk factors for dementia.


TDRA study investigator

Dr. Jennifer Rabin


More information

Here is the link to the study: https://redcap.sunnybrook.ca/redcap/surveys/?s=N9DREXXFKEHXXPWM


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The listing of a study on the Toronto Dementia Network (TDN) is for informational purposes only. The safety, efficacy or scientific validity of the studies listed here have not been evaluated by The Alzheimer Society of Toronto (AST) or the Toronto Dementia Research Alliance (TDRA). The TDRA is an academic coalition among the University of Toronto and four memory clinics across Toronto at Baycrest, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and the University Health Network. The information collected will be kept and guarded by TDRA. Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Before you participate in a study, you should make sure you understand the risks and potential benefits and discuss all options with your health care provider(s).