LLC Lecture Series: Building Supports for People Living with Dementia in Rural SK

Using a $3 million dollar grant from the federal government, researchers at the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU) have been working with community-based organizations and local government bodies to design and implement interventions to promote the social inclusion and reduce the stigma for people living with dementia and their care partners in Yorkton and the surrounding rural communities.

Focusing on interventions that provide direct services to individuals, training and awareness to organizations and information to the general public, SPHERU has served as the 'backbone' for a collective of organizations that have developed integrated and coordinated interventions that run the gamut from life enrichment for individual clients to auditing public facilities to make them dementia-friendly to using art to explore the lived experience of dementia.

This lecture will reflect on the lessons learned and the challenges of making these collaborations work for rural communities in the province.

Event Details

  • Presenter: Dr. Tom McIntosh
  • Location: CB 112, College Avenue Campus (2155 College Avenue)
  • Cost: Free. Registration required.
  • Parking: Free 2-hour street parking or paid parking in Lot 20
  • Following the lecture: Coffee and conversation in the Seniors' University Group Lounge (CB 115) until 3:30pm