DEMENTIA VENTURES
EVENTS
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NOV-DEC 2021

COLLABORATE, GATHER, SHARE PANEL DISCUSSIONS
 Emily Carr University Health Design Lab and

Alzheimer Society of BC

Join Myrna Norman, host and advocate with lived experience, and panelists “to share their experiences of participating in research projects and support/ peer groups…that inspire meaningful and reciprocal ways of involving people living with dementia in health, community or other types of research.”

Dates:
Tuesday Nov 30th 10:30am PST

 Monday Dec 13th 9:30am PST

  Tuesday Dec 21st 9:30am PST

Register to attend one or more sessions here

ONGOING

UBC BRAIN WELLNESS
PROGRAM

Brain Wellness is a unique and interactive program establishing clinically relevant lifestyle approaches to complement medical treatment in the clinics at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health…and provides learning opportunities for medical professionals and the general public on brain wellness practices. Wide range of free programs…from
interdisciplinary collaborations with Physiotherapy, Kinesiology, Occupational Therapy, Neurology, Psychiatry, Neurosciences, Sports Medicine, Nutrition, Psychology and the School of Music as well as several community partners.

More information and registration here

ENGAGING PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA IN 

DECISION-MAKING Canadian Centre for Elder Law

“We are seeking participants for a series of virtual consultation events on strategies for including people living with dementia in decision making. The events will run from July 2021 to March 2022. We would like to hear from people living with dementia and other disabilities. We are also recruiting family members and friends for virtual consultation events on the perspectives of caregivers.”

Project Status: Work in Progress

Project Contact: Jess Fehrenbacher

Phone: 778.548.9996

July 2021
ALZHEIMER INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Features reports from 
Medscape Medical News about understanding dementia: risk factors, tests, diagnosis, treatments, practice guidelines, epidemiology, and more news Reports here 
 

ONGOING
WEBINARS
  Canadian Centre for
Elder Law

Recordings of many presentations such as Raise Your Voice: Dementia, Long-term Care and COVID-19 (2021), Undue Influence: Recognition/Prevention (legal framework, 2021), Consent & Capacity (2018), Promising Practices: Engaging Older Women in Your Community (2017).
Updated regularly.

 

Listen here
 

November-December

Canada Revenue Agency Benefits and Credits (CRA) 

Webinars for BC Outreach. 

 

For Adults 65 years and older: 

Dec 8 1:30pm PST

For Indigenous Peoples:

Dec 8 1:30pm PST

For People with Disabilities:

Dec 2 1:30pm PST

Information and registration for webinars here

Be sure that the display is set to Pacific Standard Time.

 

ONGOING

Promoting Engagement of People Living with Dementia and Family/Friend Caregivers in Advance Care Planning through Community-led Programs 
BC Centre for Palliative Care


Research-based “learnings from, and resources developed...to promote the engagement of people living with dementia and family/friend caregivers in Advance Care Planning (ACP)…builds on the proven success of an existing, sustainable, community-led education model… to support community organizations facilitate ACP programs for the public.
Recorded webinar
here 

ONGOING
Nav-CARE:
MAKING CONNECTIONS, MAKING A DIFFERENCE 
 

 Health Canada/UBC Nursing

“Do you have knowledge of dementia, caregiving, navigation and volunteerism? Participate in 3 surveys and one discussion board that are designed to understand the needs of caregivers and the kind of learning that volunteers would need. Honorarium for caregiver of an older adult with dementia.Contribute to Nav-CARE: “a program for family or friend caregivers of older adults with dementia…utilizes trained volunteer navigators to help support older adults with life-limiting illnesses access resources and services in their community while also developing personal and meaningful relationships.” 

Interested in participating?
Contact Madison Huggins by email
madisonl.huggins@ubc.ca

ONGOING


CAREGIVERS OUT LOUD:
A PODCAST SERIES

Family Caregivers of BC
 

Listen to “insightful, authentic and heart-centered conversations with caregivers that highlight the joys, trials, and self-discoveries that come along with this rewarding and taxing position.”
20-30 minute episodes accompanied by notes.

Listen here