Dementia Knowledge Survey Report

The project team has completed a report on the Dementia Knowledge Survey using data collected from September 28 to October 5, 2020. The report includes a summary of findings, as well as graphs presenting more detail on the key findings with information broken down by subgroups of age, gender and community size for the following survey questions:

– Self-Rated Knowledge of Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease
– Living Well with Dementia- Confident in Interactions
– Worried about Developing Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia
– Sharing a Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia

Download Report: here

SPRC Lunch & Learn

This presentation provides an overview on the Interventions to Enhance Social Inclusion of Older Adults with Dementia project which has the overall objective of improving the lives of older adults, and their care partners, living with dementia in small cities and rural communities. The following video was presented by Bonnie Jeffery and Nuelle Novik at the Social Policy Research Centre’s (SPRC) virtual Lunch & Learn series on March 23, 2021: Watch Video

What is Collective Impact?

This project brings together Collaborating Organizations to work together using a Collective Impact model. Selected organizations from different sectors will work together based on their shared vision. Collective Impact is the central focus of this project, it’s WHAT we do!

Flyer Delivery!

A project flyer was mailed to every household in Yorkton and surrounding rural communities last month, reaching over 20,000 residents. Designed by the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan, this flyer provides more information about our project and the organizations involved.

Exploring Literature on Collective Impact

Evaluation of Collective Impact as a whole, not merely evaluation of single interventions, remains a challenge. While the literature on evaluation of single interventions is abundant, evaluation of multiple interventions run by diverse organizations and stakeholders within a collective remains elusive.

We know little about how shared measurement differs from measuring outcomes of specific interventions within a collective impact project. Given this knowledge gap, we have embarked on a scoping review to explore global literature on diverse evaluation methods, frameworks, techniques, and approaches that countries and organizations have adopted for their collective impact initiatives, as well as the evidence on their success.

We are currently in the ‘title and abstract screening’ stage of the review and will updater as the review progresses.

Needs Assessment Report Completed

In December 2020, Parkland Valley Sport, Culture and Recreation District conducted a survey that studied ways to create dementia-friendly, socially-inclusive activities in small and rural communities. The research focus areas included Preeceville, Sturgis, Norquay, Canora, Kamsack, Ituna, Yorkton and Melville, Saskatchewan.

The collected data is summarized in the following report with recommendations for moving toward the outcomes: Needs Assessment Report

Survey Launch: Dementia-Friendly Community & Living with Dementia

Parkland Valley Sport, Culture, and Recreation District is studying ways to create dementia-friendly, socially-inclusive activities in small and rural communities as numbers of people living with dementia are expected to increase. The research focus areas include Preeceville, Sturgis, Norquay, Canora, Kamsack, Ituna, Yorkton and Melville.

If you fit any of the following descriptions, PVSCRD wants to hear from you!

  • Individual living with dementia
  • Care partner for someone living with dementia
  • Business within the Parkland Valley District
  • Volunteer organization within the Parkland Valley District

The deadline to participate in the survey is December 14, 2020.

To participate in the survey please visit: https://parklandvalley.ca/dementia-project/