new program! cognitive kitchen

A program for older adults and care partners interested in learning about dementia and nutrition while developing food literacy skills.

dementia friendly life enrichment program

Enhancing quality of life of individuals living with dementia in Yorkton and surrounding rural communities.
A project led by SaskAbilities – Yorkton.

Watch the new video update!

dementia friendly communities

Engaging rural communities in dementia friendly initiatives, building awareness about dementia and reducing stigma.
A project led by the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan.

Watch the new video update!

art exhibition at godfrey dean art gallery

A one-of-a-kind art exhibition, showing in Yorkton at the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery from April 5 – May 23.

rural memory clinics

Scaling up RaDAR primary health care memory clinics in rural Saskatchewan.
A project led by Rural Dementia Action Research.

Watch the video introduction to this project!

a community-engaged art project

Inviting older adults living with dementia and their care partners to create art and share their stories.
A project led by the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery.

Watch the new video update!

Dementia Supports in Rural Saskatchewan focuses on improving the public’s awareness of the stigma and social isolation experienced by people with dementia and their care partners.

The project team at the University of Regina is collaborating with the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan and other provincial and local organizations to design and implement individual, community and organizational level interventions that enhance social inclusion of older adults with dementia living in small towns and rural communities in Saskatchewan.

Collaborating Organizations

Collaborating Organizations are working together to improve supports for customers, clients, and employees who are living with dementia and their care partners residing in Yorkton and surrounding areas.

The Yorkton branch of SaskAbilities, Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan, Godfrey Dean Art Gallery, Rural Dementia Action Research (RaDAR), and Cognitive Kitchen – University of Saskatchewan are currently implementing their own sub-projects.


Selected organizations from different sectors are working collectively to build a Collective Impact approach based on their shared vision to enhance social inclusion of older adults with dementia and their care partners living in small cities and rural communities in Saskatchewan.

Individual, community, and organizational level services are essential to support those with dementia, and their care partners, in their own communities so that they can successfully age in place.

Project resources

Download reports, articles, and resources written by project team members.

community presentations

Watch video presentations about each sub-project of Dementia Supports in Rural Saskatchewan.

project news

Find out about project updates, new programs, local events, and more.

project evaluation

Read about project impacts made at the Individual, Organizational, and Community level.

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