Funding advances development of innovative assessment software
The Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA) was awarded $49,999 from the Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (C-CABHI) SPARK Program for a 1-year project to advance the development of its innovative functional fitness software database called HAroLD (Healthy Active Living Database). The study will address the utility of incorporating evidence-informed screening protocols for eight modifiable risk factors for the development of dementia within annual functional fitness assessments of older adults. The screening data will generate a “risk profile” which will help guide fitness assessors’ recommendations on how study participants can address the identified risk(s) through local or regional community-based resources. Professor and CCAA Scientific Director JB Orange is the Principal Investigator and Shannon Belfry, CCAA Applied Research Coordinator, will coordinate the project with team members Shalane Basque (CCAA Research Assistant) and Janine Acheson (HRS student).