There are various clinical research projects ongoing in which I am a co-investigator such as the Canadian Quality of Life in Alzheimer Disease Study. Over the past few years as a Co-Director for the BC Network for Aging Research (BCNAR), there are opportunities to foster research in aging in the province through the BCNAR affiliations with the health Authorities (HAs) and identified universities in each of the HAs. I am a Board member of the Pacific Alzheimer Disease Research Foundation (PARF) and Chair of the Research Policy Committee of the Alzheimer Society of Canada.
•MacEntee, M, Wyatt, CCL, Beattie, BL, Paterson, b, Levy-Milne, R, McCandless, L, Kazanjian, A, “Provision of Mouth-Care in Long-term Care Facilities: an Educational Trial”, Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology 2006.
•Beattie, BL. Consent in Alzheimer’s disease research; risk/benefit factors. Can J Neurol Sci (2007) 34: Suppl.1 S27-31 .
•Fisk JD, Beattie BL, Donnelly M, Byszewski A, Molnar FJ. Disclosure of the diagnosis of dementia. Alzheimer’s & Dementia 3 (2007) 404-410.
•Fisk JD, Beattie BL, Donnelly M. Ethical considerations for decision making for treatment and research participation. Alzheimer’s & Dementia 3 (2007) 411-417.
•O’Connor, D, A Phinney, A Smith, J Small, B Purves, J Perry, E Drance, M Donnelly, H Chaudhury, L Beattie, “Personhood in dementia care: Developing a research agenda for broadening the vision”, Dementia 2007; 6; 121.
•Jacova, C., Peters, K.R., Wong, E. , Beattie, B.L., Foti, D., Scheltens, P., Li, D. & Feldman, H.H. Cognitive impairment no dementia – neuropsychological and neuroimaging characterization of an amnestic subgroup. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord (2008); 25:238-247 (D)I) 10.1159/000115848).