Dementia Supports in Rural Saskatchewan
Dementia Supports in Rural Saskatchewan is a five year project focusing on improving the quality of life of people living with dementia and their care partners in rural Saskatchewan. The project is based in Yorkton and the surrounding rural communities. The project is led by the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU) at the University of Regina and funded by the Government of Canada.
The Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan is participating as a collaborating organization in the project.
Local Communities Finding Local Solutions
Dementia Supports in Rural Saskatchewan will invest in local solutions created by partners in the Yorkton and surrounding rural communities to make our communities more accessible and inclusive for people living with dementia and their care partners.
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Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU)
Dementia-Friendly Canada Project
The Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan is contributing to the national Dementia-Friendly Canada project. In 2019, the Alzheimer Society of Canada received support from the Public Health Agency of Canada to embark on this four-year project which would build on the success of provincial dementia friendly initiatives to extend impact at the national level.
Elevating Provincial Perspectives for National-Level Success
This project is led by the Alzheimer Society of BC, with provincial partners in Manitoba, Ontario, and Saskatchewan. The goal of the Dementia-Friendly Canada project is for people living with dementia to feel valued and empowered in their communities, as organizations and businesses learn more about dementia and use this knowledge to become more dementia friendly in their everyday interactions.
New Learning Resources – Online Modules
The project has identified key target sectors for which new, online learning resources are being developed. These target sectors include:
- libraries & recreation facilities;
- public transportation; and
- the service industry (including restaurants & retail settings).
The online learning resources created through this Dementia-Friendly Canada project will join the existing toolkits and information already available through each provincial Society. By building understanding about how their social and physical environments can become more supportive, inclusive, and accessible, the Dementia-Friendly Canada project will enable these sectors to positively impact the experience of individuals affected by dementia in their communities.
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