MAY 2024

Please join us for screenings of Belong Where You Find Yourself, a film documenting the work and experiences of those involved in a community-engaged art project that supported artists living with dementia and their care partners. READ MORE

APRIL 2024

Cognitive Kitchen
The program includes six sessions (with about 10 participants), including a food preparation and socialization component. Several program offerings will be delivered both in-person and virtually throughout the project. READ MORE

MARCH 2024

Blog Re-post: Dementia Friendly Communities Report
Read about the people in Saskatchewan who are advocating for changes in their communities over the past year to be more dementia friendly. READ MORE

Blog Re-post: Landmark Study Community Conversation
Dr. Joshua Armstrong, a research scientist from the Alzheimer Society of Canada and co-author of the Landmark Study, and Joanne Bracken, former CEO of the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan, discuss the findings from the Landmark Studies and how they will influence the work of the Alzheimer Society. READ MORE

FEBRUARY 2024

Blog Re-post: What is a Dementia Friendly Community
Community changes everything. Dementia friendly communities promote locally based supports and address barriers experienced by individuals living with dementia and their care partners. Read on to learn how you can support building dementia friendly communities. READ MORE

RaDAR February 2024 Newsletter
A project that supports greater social inclusion of people living with dementia by building capacity and establishing services for dementia diagnosis and ongoing management directly in local rural communities. READ NEWSLETTER

JANUARY 2024

Blog Re-post: Community Momentum in Rural Saskatchewan
For the past three years, we have been involved in the Dementia Supports in Rural Saskatchewan project in Yorkton, Melville, and the surrounding rural communities. Our time with the project is coming to an end but the increased support for people living with dementia and their care partners remains. READ MORE

DECEMBER 2023

NEW! Memory Clinic in Esterhazy
The UofR Dementia Supports in Rural Saskatchewan (DSRS) team, working in collaboration with the UofS Rural Dementia Action Research (RaDAR) team, have established a memory clinic in the Esterhazy District Medical Clinic. ACCESS PROMO VIDEO

Blog Re-post: Local Dementia Friendly Examples
Numerous local organizations and businesses in Yorkton, Melville, and the surrounding rural communities have made dementia friendliness a priority. READ MORE

NOVEMBER 2023

Community Conversation Video – The Importance of Nutrition and Socialization in Reducing Your Risk of Dementia
ASOS hosted a Community Conversation with Dr. Allison Cammer and Julie Beitel, a registered dietician, to discuss reducing the risks of dementia through nutrition and socialization. ACCESS VIDEO

OCTOBER 2023

CAG 2023 Conference
Dr. Bonnie Jeffery and Dr. Nancy Akwen presented posters at the 52nd Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology held in Toronto Ontario from on October 26-28, 2023. POSTER PRESENTATIONS

SEPTEMBER 2023

Blog Re-post: Local Leader Helps Build Community
A Kamsack resident with lived experience with dementia initiated a community conversation to help community members learn more about dementia-friendly communities. READ MORE

Blog Re-post: Dementia Friendly Communities: A Community Conversation about Libraries
The ASOS discussed how libraries are addressing accessibility and supporting people living with dementia. Representatives from libraries across Saskatchewan shared stories and examples of different approaches to accessibility and inclusion they have used in their branches with the hopes of inspiring other communities and organizations to consider similar actions! ACCESS VIDEO

AUGUST 2023

Blog Re-post: A Recipe for Fun
A new culinary-based program has been launched in Saskatchewan to help seniors and care partners of people living with dementia socialize, learn dementia risk reduction strategies, and build on their existing food literacy skills. Learn more about the program, how it’s offered, and how to apply HERE.

RaDAR Newsletter – Summer 2023
Information on the upcoming Summit in November, research grants, CCNA, memory clinics, and team members. READ MORE

JULY 2023

Blog Re-post: Join the Movement
A lot of organizations in Yorkton, Melville, and the surrounding rural communities are working with us to become more dementia friendly. Learn more about the positive change they are creating and how you can get involved. READ MORE

Rural Dementia Action Research memory clinic launched in Esterhazy
The University of Regina’s Dementia Supports in Rural Saskatchewan (DSRS) team, working in collaboration with the University of Saskatchewan’s Rural Dementia Action Research (RaDAR) team, have established a memory clinic in the Esterhazy District Medical Clinic. READ MORE

Cognitive Kitchen
The program includes six sessions (with about 10 participants), including a food preparation and socialization component. Several program offerings will be delivered both in-person and virtually throughout the project… READ MORE

JUNE 2023

Blog Re-post: Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan Dementia Awareness Day
On April 17th, the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan facilitated a Dementia Awareness Day at the Saskatchewan Legislature to advocate for better support for people living with dementia and their care partners in the province… READ MORE

New Program! Addressing Dementia in the Community of Île-à-la-Crosse
To enhance the quality of life of Métis people aging with dementia, and their families/caregivers… READ MORE

Blog Re-post: Friendly Communities Healthy People
Recreational and community centres are central to our communities and quality of life and can offer people living with dementia and their care partners an opportunity to engage with their community… READ MORE

MAY 2023

Collective Impact Project Meeting
The Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU) team and collaborating organizations of the Dementia Supports in Rural Saskatchewan project met in person for the first time over the five-year project in Yorkton on May 15th… READ MORE

U of R and U-Sask launch new dementia support project in Yorkton – Melville area
The Cognitive Kitchen is for rural older adults, including those with dementia and their care partners, who are interested in learning about dementia, utilizing nutrition risk-reduction approaches to prevent dementia, enhancing food literacy skills, and socializing. READ MORE

OLDER POSTS…

Blog Re-post: One Community at a Time
How the town of Saltcoats came together to learn more about dementia. Read the full ...
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New Issue! June 2022
Download the most recent issue of our project newsletter: June 2022 – Issue 6 ...
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Blog Re-post: Rural Updates and Opportunities
Learn more about how community organizations in Yorkton, Melville, and the surrounding rural communities are ...
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Facilitator Job Posting
Parkland Valley Sport, Culture & Recreation District is hiring a facilitator to conduct audits of ...
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Blog Re-post: Knowledge and Action Change Everything
Yorkton Public Library, who is a participating organization in the Dementia Supports in Rural Saskatchewan ...
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New Program! Rural Recreation Spaces Assessment
Rural Recreation Facilities Assessment using Age- and Dementia-Friendly Lenses is a new project launched in ...
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Blog Re-post: Putting Community First
Learn more about how Yorkton Public Library is working to improve community life for people ...
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Blog Re-post: Identifying Physical Barriers
Organizations in Yorkton, Melville, and surrounding rural communities are making a commitment to better serve ...
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Blog Re-post: Dementia Friendly Communities in Action
The Yorkton Public Library and other local organizations and businesses are taking steps to creating ...
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