- What we do
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Dementia-inclusive Streets and Community Access, Participation and Engagement, or DemSCAPE, unites a team of multidisciplinary researchers from Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia and University of Northern British Columbia.
DemSCAPE is a multi-year project, funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Alzheimer Society of Canada.
This project will identify features of neighbourhoods that affect the mobility of people living with dementia and develop an easy-to-use tool to assess environments supportive of people living with dementia. Guidelines for dementia-inclusive communities that can be used by the public, as well as decision makers, will also be developed. By supporting dementia-inclusive community design and providing a supportive neighbourhood environment, it is hoped that people living with dementia will be able to remain engaged in their communities, which is crucial to enhancing their quality of life.