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Webinar – Advancing Community-Based Dementia Initiatives: Identifying Impactful Strategies and Interventions using the Dementia Interventions Playbook

March 28, 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Description

This webinar will introduce the Dementia Interventions Playbook, a robust, user-friendly resource designed by the Canadian Dementia Learning and Resource Network (CDLRN). The Playbook shares interventions and lessons learned from Dementia Community Investment (DCI) projects, whose interventions aimed to improve wellbeing of people with dementia and care partners. The Playbook shares essential knowledge and strategies for impactful dementia initiatives. The Playbook is tailored for individuals and community organizations that aim to support people living with dementia and their care partners and can be used to identify specific interventions (programs, resources, education and other tools) that you can learn from or adopt.

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Presenters

Laura MiddletonLaura Middleton is an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo and Schlegel Research Chair in Dementia and Active Living at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging. Her research aims to identify strategies to reduce risk of dementia and promote wellbeing and independence among those living with dementia. She focuses on the influence of lifestyle, and specifically on the role of physical activity alone and in combination with other therapeutic approaches (for example, healthy diet or cognitive training). She partners with people living with dementia, health care professionals, and community service providers to create accessible and effective solutions for people living with dementia in Canadian communities. Laura is the co-lead of the Canadian Dementia Learning and Resource Network (CDRLN), a community of practice for projects funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Dementia Community Investment. Recent projects developed strategies to improve the inclusion and participation of persons living with dementia and mild cognitive impairment in physical activity, healthy eating, and other community wellness programs and investigated the impact of combined exercise and cognitive training among persons at risk for dementia.

 

Danielle KrismanDanielle Krisman is the project manager of the Canadian Dementia Learning and Resource Network (CDRLN), a vibrant community of practice for community-based projects funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Dementia Community Investment. CDLRN is led by the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA). Danielle has deep experience working directly with people living with dementia and those who partner in their care through roles as a recreation therapist, patient relations advisor and through her role with CDLRN. Danielle holds a BA in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Health Management from McMaster University and is passionate about building relationships and facilitating collaboration with individuals and groups involved in research and innovations aimed at improving the well-being of people living with dementia.

 

Details

Date:
March 28, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Venue

Online
Canada