DEMENTIA VENTURES
NEWS
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ONGOING

VALUE OF CAREGIVING IN CANADA

University of Alberta, University of Manitoba

Research on Aging

Infographic capturing statistics about caregivers’ contributions to the Care Economy in terms of FTE, hours, percent of population involved, and economic value. Astounding figures!

Document here

ONGOING
FLIPPING STIGMA ON ITS EAR TOOLKIT
Canadian Health
Research Institute

“The discrimination caused by stigma that accompanies a diagnosis of dementia needs to be ‘flipped on its ear’! The purpose of this toolkit is to recognize and respond to this stigma and discrimination. It has been designed by people with dementia to help others – including other people living with dementia, the people who support them, and those who do research – to address the challenges of stigma and discrimination.” Video clips demonstrate interactions and stimulate discussions.

Explore the website here

ONGOING

IMPROVING CAREGIVING

THROUGH

TECHNOLOGY

Family Caregivers of BC

Half-hour videos by Wendy Johnstone, Provincial Caregiving Consultant and Gerontologist: "Using technology-based interventions and other digital applications is increasingly becoming a viable option to support family caregivers both in their role as a caregiver and for their own well-being...."

Ongoing sessionsClick here

Latest additionClick here for

Informal Respite and Supports vs Formal Respite and Supports

MAY 10, 2022
ALZHEIMER SOCIETY
OF BC & EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY HEALTH DESIGN LAB

What does meaningful public partnership in research look like? “Witness presentations by researchers and advocates living with dementia as they share their experiences of collaborating…Learn about how you can be involved in research projects that empower…amplify lived experience expertise and shape relevant and meaningful results.”

Date: Tue, May 10, 2022
10:30-12:00pm

Register here     

ONGOING
CALL TO MIND PODCAST

University of Victoria, BC 

Prof. Debra Sheets

“In this four-part podcast series, people living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia record audio diaries and conversations about their lives during the pandemic…Intimate and surprising stories about the challenges and rewards of caregiving, the impacts of isolation, finding joy by living in the present, and staying in love when everything else is changing...inspires you to make your community a more friendly and supportive place for people with dementia.” 

Podcasts here 

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NAVIGATION AND PEDESTRIAN ENVIRONMENT ACCESSIBILITY

Simon Fraser University, University of BC, Université Laval

“The Stakeholders Walkability/ Wheelability Audit in Neighbourhoods (SWAN) tool…facilitates participant-led evaluations of selected street segments which influence mobility.” Our team wants to “modify the SWAN tool to account for neighbourhood features which impact the mobility and participation of individuals living with sensory or cognitive disability.”

Details and contact information here

ONGOING
BC BRAIN WELLNESS 
CENTRE PROGRAMS

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
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New in the Care Partner Series: Preparing for the Future Practically & Emotionally In May, Mondays

10:00-11:30am PDT

Spring program registration here

ONGOING
PROMOTING ENGAGEMENT OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA & 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
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.

New addition Feb 2022:

Creativity as a Form of Self- Care    

Listen here