True North Clinical Research Elderly and Alzheimers

A message from True North Clinical Research – Covid-19 update

May 25, 2020

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 by symptoms are included below).

True North Clinical Research will continue to offer our trusted memory clinic assessments easily and securely online or via phone. If you have questions about your upcoming appointment, please contact us to discuss.

Nova Scotia Public Health has recently updated the list of symptoms associated with Covid-19. If you have any of the symptoms listed below, or others that are of concern to you, contact 811. More information is available online.

  • fever (chills, sweats)
  • cough or worsening of a previous cough
  • sore throat
  • headache
  • shortness of breath
  • muscle aches
  • sneezing
  • nasal congestion or runny nose
  • hoarse voice
  • diarrhea
  • unusual fatigue
  • loss of sense of smell or taste
  • red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause

The Government of Nova Scotia, under the authority of the Health Protection Act, requires anyone who has traveled outside Nova Scotia to self-isolate for 14 days from the day they get back to the province, even if they don’t have symptoms.

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 at 1.855.378.8783.

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 and Memory Clinics

Memory Loss

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.

True North Clinical Research Family History and Genetic Testing

Family History

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 Trials

Clinical Trials

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

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