Information on in-person memory clinic assessments
Beginning June 8, 2020 True North Clinical Research (TNCR) will begin to offer in-person memory clinic appointments. TNCR will continue to offer memory assessments virtually and by phone for the foreseeable future.
For those who do book an in-person memory assessment several measures have been put in place to ensure the health and safety of participants and staff.
- Patients will complete a medical pre-screen over the phone the day before their appointment and again in-person when they arrive at the clinic. If patients exhibit any of the symptoms of Covid-19 as detailed by Nova Scotia Public Health, they will be asked to stay, or return, home.
- Patients will notice plexiglass safety barriers installed at the front desk and in the testing room.
- All clinic and testing room surfaces will be repeatedly sanitized between clinic appointments.
- Patients will be asked to use hand sanitizer when they enter the clinic.
- To avoid waiting room congestion:
- Patients are asked to arrive no more than five (5) minutes before their appointment,
- Where possible, patients will be asked to attend their appointment alone (if not possible, the caregiver or support person will be subject to the same screening criteria as the patient).
- At all times, physical distancing requirements will be observed by all staff and participants.
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.
Contact 1 855 378 8783 if you have any questions about your upcoming memory clinic assessment, or questions about these policies and procedures.
Staff at 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)
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