Awareness Campaign & Dementia Friendly Initiatives
Watch the video update on dementia friendly initiatives led by the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan, presented at the 2023 Rural Dementia Action Research (RaDAR) Summit by Jackie Hofstrand, Dementia Community Coordinator at the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan:
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
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
Watch the video update on dementia friendly initiatives led by the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan, presented at the 2022 Rural Dementia Action Research (RaDAR) Summit by Jackie Hofstrand, Dementia Community Coordinator at the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan:
The Alzheimer Society aims to be an active and supporting partner in the project, helping to build the capacity of the other participating local organizations and assisting in making their individual projects and initiatives successful. In pursuit of these goals, they are creating a new staff position located in the region, while also developing new resources that will empower individuals and organizations to learn more and better engage people with dementia and their care partners.
Watch a video introduction of dementia friendly initiatives led by the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan, presented at the Rural Dementia Action Research (RaDAR) Summit 2021:
The Alzheimer Society is pleased to be part of the Dementia Supports in Rural Saskatchewan project. They believe the overall project will increase the social inclusion of people affected by dementia in Yorkton and the surrounding communities and envision this impact lasting long after the project itself concludes.
The Alzheimer’s Society’s aspiration is to take the experience gained from this exciting and innovative SPHERU-led project and apply these learnings to help other communities throughout Saskatchewan become more supportive, inclusive, and accessible for people living with dementia and their care partners.
The Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan empowers people to live well with dementia while funding research into prevention, causes and cures.
If you are interested in learning more about this project, please email:
Jackie Hofstrand, BSc.
Dementia Community Coordinator
Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan