Dementia Care: It Takes a Community


On May 20, 2014 a group of family/friend caregivers (herein called care partners), care providers, educators, administrators, policy makers, and other professionals from the community, social service, and private sectors participated in a one day, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR, Grant No. DGE 129655) funded workshop titled: Knowledge Translation in Dementia Care: It Takes a Community, in Toronto, Ontario. The primary objectives of this workshop were to: imagine an ideal dementia-friendly community; determine elements of an action plan that would assist in achieving dementiafriendly communities; create new and diverse partnerships to enhance the quality of life of persons living with dementia and their care partners; and explore ways to advocate for and advance innovative practices and policies relevant to community dementia care and support. This Policy Brief is a result of this discussion and is disseminated to those who have a role to play in ensuring that people with dementia and their care partners receive the care, support, and understanding they need from their communities.

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