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

January 31, 2022

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

Funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Alzheimer Society of Canada, their goal is to improve how those living with dementia, and their caregivers, access their communities and can enjoy a better quality of life. A public announcement of today’s funding by the federal Minister of Health marks the launch of projects across Canada committed to building dementia-friendly communities.

SFU gerontology professor Habib Chaudhury is heading up the project, Dementia-inclusive Streets and Community Access, Participation and Engagement, or DemSCAPE, with a team of researchers from University of British Columbia and University of Northern British Columbia.

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