Links

This page lists links for learning about dementia from organizations and individuals in Saskatchewan, Canada, and around the world.

Websites

Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan
What is dementia?

Find out more about the characteristics of a dementia friendly community and sign up to become a Dementia Friend to help make Saskatchewan a more supportive, inclusive and accessible place for people affected by dementia.

Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan
Getting a Diagnosis

Learn more about the changes dementia can cause and download the Getting a Diagnosis Toolkit (.pdf) to prepare for a conversation with your healthcare professional.

I Live with Dementia

Shining a light on the facts about people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Dementia Tip-Share

A Treasure Chest of Tips: to help you to keep living as well as you can. From people with dementia, for people with dementia .

Dementia Creatives

Celebrating the many ways in which people with dementia tell a story about who they are, where they have been, and where they are going.

Positive Approach to Care

Offers education, support, and training to improve the world of dementia care, one mind at at time, through a relationship first approach created by Teepa Snow.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – Institute of Aging

CIHR established the Institute of Aging (IA) to support research, to promote healthy aging and to address causes, prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, support systems, and palliation for a wide range of conditions associated with aging.

World Health Organization – Decade of Healthy Ageing

This Platform is a collaborative online space where all knowledge on ageing can be accessed, shared, and produced in one place—by anyone, anywhere in the world.

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging

A charitable foundation dedicated to enhancing care and quality of life for older adults.

RaDAR (Rural Dementia Action Research)

Improving the care of persons with dementia in rural and remote areas.

New Horizons for Seniors Projects across Canada

Dementia Lives Here

A project that cultivates a supportive, innovative environment where people impacted by dementia can live life well in Calgary.

Supporting Inclusion through Intergenerational Partnerships

A project that brings generations together to address loneliness and social isolation of community-dwelling older adults living with dementia and their care partners across Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Resource Guides

Meaningful Engagement of People with Dementia
Alzheimer Society of Canada

A Resource Guide created for staff and leadership volunteers of all organizations in which people with dementia are involved.

Blogs

Alzheimer Society Blog
Alzheimer Society of Canada

The Alzheimer Society is Canada’s leading nationwide health charity for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Which Me Am I Today?
Wendy Mitchell

One person’s experience of living with dementia.

News Articles

Listen: CBC’s The Current

Lisa Raitt talks about taking care of her husband as he struggles with young-onset Alzheimer’s.

Read: The Decade of Healthy Ageing: a new UN-wide initiative

On December 14, 2020, The United Nations General Assembly today declared 2021-2030 the Decade of Healthy Ageing.