Dr. Olivier Beauchet
Professor - Department of Medicine, Divisions of Geriatrics and Experimental Medicine
Age-Related Gait Disorders, Cognitive Decline, Vitamin D, Modeling
1. Develop, validate and transfer into Canadian clinical practice a unique tool for the diagnosis of hypovitaminosis D without any blood test in older community-dwellers.
2. Examine the effects of 400 IU vitamin D3 daily taken in 2 tubs of yogurt on gait and cognitive performance, and on serum 25OHD concentration in older community-dwellers.
3. Develop a complementary intervention of proposed Alzheimer's Disease home care by focusing on the empowerment of spouses who act as caregivers of AD individuals to independently manage their health using the combination of the quantified-self approach and Information and Communications Technology.
4. Modeling gait in health older adults.