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A care revolution: Inside Canada’s first dementia village

Global News. (2023, May 6)

DemSCAPE Principal Investigator, Dr. Habib Chaudhury, was invited to consult on the growing possibilities of dementia villages for Canadians living with dementia in a recent news story. Chaudhury said villages, and other care models that put the person first, can help shape care in the future, but training and education is crucial if we want to find a solution. He also adds the traditional homes we’re used to seeing in Canada were created from more of an acute care model.

A Dementia Strategy for Canada: Together We Achieve – 2022 Annual Report

Public Health Agency of Canada. (2022, December 12)

The Public Health Agency of Canada is pleased to share A Dementia Strategy for Canada: Together We Achieve – 2022 Annual Report, which was recently tabled in Parliament.  The Dementia Strategic Fund (DSF) supports efforts designed to pursue the strategy’s national objectives on prevention and quality of life, with a link to DemSCAPE included on page 11. 

ArcGIS in gerontology: Exploring the lived experiences of people with dementia at the neighborhood scale

Nouri, M. (2022, November 16)

With the help of ArcGIS Online, the field researchers were able to access created feature datasets for use in Field Map application to record spatial features, take notes, and take photographs while conducting walking interviews.

PHAC: Dementia-Friendly Environment Project

UBC IDEA Lab Projects. (2022, FEBRUARY 9)

Funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, this project aims to improve how people living with dementia, and their care partners, access their communities.

Dementia study involves Richmondites to break down barriers, stigma.

Rantanen, M. (2022, February 3)

SFU researchers will engage with Richmond residents and the city to make neighbourhoods better suited to those with dementia.

Creating dementia-friendly neighbourhoods     

UNBC Stories. (2022, January 31)

As more people choose to live at home as they grow older, there are steps communities can take to make neighbourhoods friendly for people living with dementia and their caregivers.

Creating more dementia-friendly communities at heart of new B.C. research

SFU News. (2022, January 31)

A team of British Columbia researchers, led by Simon Fraser University, is working to create more dementia-friendly neighborhoods across the province.

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