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Using machine learning to predict cognitive decline among long-term care residents in Ontario

Wenshan Li, PhD

Award: 2022 Compassion and AI Fellowship

  • Cognitive Decline
  • Digital health
  • Person-centered care

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Being able to anticipate cognitive decline can help long-term care residents and their family┬ácaregivers plan for care options and address modifiable factors in a compassionate and timely manner. Wenshan’s project will describe cognitive trajectories of long-term care residents in Ontario, highlighting the impact of social isolation before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. She will then use machine learning methods to develop a tool to predict cognitive decline.