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.

brainXchange

A network of people dedicated to improving quality of life and supports for persons with or at risk of having brain-health needs related to dementia, mental health and neurological conditions related to aging or have experienced brain health changes earlier in life that are now more complex with aging.

Dementia Connections

A Canadian magazine and social purpose company on a mission to amplify the voices of lived experience and share expert advice about living well with dementia.

Forward with Dementia

A guide to living with 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.

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.

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.

Dementia Friendly Toolkit – The Pharmacy Edition
Alzheimer Society of Canada

This toolkit contains information about dementia, as well as tips and strategies to help pharmacies understand ways that important elements in their social and physical environments can become more dementia friendly.

Podcasts

Call to Mind

In this four-part podcast series, people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia record audio diaries and conversations about their lives during the pandemic.

Dementia Dialogue

A podcast that provides people with lived experience a way to share their stories with each other and the broader community.

Blogs

Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan – Latest News
Saskatchewan

All the latest news and stories about Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and the brain.

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.

Training

U-First
Alzheimer Society of Ontario

A training program that helps non-registered health care providers develop a common knowledge base, language, values and approach to caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive impairment.

LIVING the Dementia Journey
Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging

LIVING the Dementia Journey (LDJ) is an award-winning, evidence-informed training program for those who support people living with dementia.

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.

Research

RaDAR (Rural Dementia Action Research)

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

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging

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

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.