A message from True North Clinical Research
The staff at True North know these have been challenging times for everyone, and that these may continue for some time.
We know you’ve come to rely on our memory clinic assessments, and we want you to know we’re working hard to continue to deliver those to you. All memory clinics will continue to be conducted securely and easily either online or via phone. If you have any questions about your upcoming appointment, please give us a call to discuss.
And recognizing the important role played by research in the lives of our patients, we want you to know that True North Clinical Research is doing everything we can to continue appointments related to all life-altering research, while strictly adhering to hygiene and physical distancing guidelines established by Public Health (guidelines are noted below).
Should you have any questions at all please contact us directly.
Update on Covid-19
March 24, 2020 (TNCR)
True North Clinical Research continues to follow the guidelines established by Public Health and the provincial government to help curb transmission of Covid-19.
Recognizing the need to support our community partners, TNCR has implemented secure, online memory assessments (if you have not already been contacted by our office, please phone us at 1.855.378.8783 for information on your scheduled memory clinic or booking your online assessment).
For appointments taking place as part of current clinical trials, the following guidelines remain in place:
- If you are experiencing the following symptoms remain at home, and contact your healthcare provider or visit the online assessment tool available via Public Health
- Dry cough
- Shortness of breath
- If you have travelled outside of Nova Scotia and have returned on, or after, March 13, 2020 you must self-isolate for a period of 14 days without exception. Please contact True North for information on rescheduling appointments.
- If you or your study partner have come in contact with anyone who meets the above conditions, we ask that you remain home and abide by the requirement of 14 days of self-isolation.
- All appointments and waiting areas have been arranged to meet the requirement of two (2) meters between individuals at all times (in some cases patients may be asked to wait in an area separate from the usual waiting room)
True North will continue with all advanced sanitation and hygiene practices and follow all recommendations from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Public Health.
If you have any questions please contact our offices.
True North Clinical Research
True North is driven to make a difference in the lives of all those who are touched by conditions related to aging, and specialize in research related to Alzheimer’s disease. Through passion and innovation, we’re committed to finding new treatments to maintain an improved quality of life for our patients.
Memory loss is a normal part of aging. However, too much memory loss may be a sign of an underlying condition. Recognizing the signs early offers a better chance of maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.
If you are concerned about yourself or a loved one, a free and simple assessment can help.
Some individuals with certain genes have a greater chance of developing diseases such as Alzheimer’s. This means if anyone in your family has Alzheimer’s, you may be at a higher risk of developing it as well. While this can be concerning, those individuals who have a family history and potentially carry the gene may be eligible to participate in clinical trials focused on prevention.
True North Clinical Research is involved in cutting-edge research that is contributing to the development of new treatment options and advancing healthcare. You may qualify to participate in one of our trials. Participation in a clinical trial is entirely voluntary and is completely free of charge.
Dr. Johnston appears on The Rick Howe Show
(January 22, 2020)
True North Clinical Research coming to Cape Breton
Clinical Trials in the Media
True North Clinical Research is proud to contribute to the research being done that may soon result in a new medication that slows the progression of Alzheimers!
True North Clinical Research supports the Caleb’s Courage Fund
A cancer diagnosis in Dr. Mark Johnston’s family was the inspiration behind a $25,000 donation to the Caleb’s Courage Fund, from True North Clinical Research.
After hearing about Caleb’s Courage and the work that is being done in Cape Breton, Johnston, who has been practicing psychiatry for over 15 years and is the principal investigator at True North Clinical Research, a research company based in Halifax and Kentville, decided his business wanted to help sick children in Cape Breton… Read More