The Discover CDLRN webinar was held virtually on January 27th, 2022. During this event, attendees were able to learn about the Canadian Dementia Learning and Resource Network (CDLRN) and how it is building connections and amplifying community-based dementia initiatives from coast to coast.
- CDLRN research co-leads Carrie McAiney, PhD, Schlegel Research Chair in Dementia at the RIA and University of Waterloo and Laura Middleton, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo and Research Scientist at the RIA.
- CDLRN Community Advisory Committee member Myrna Norman, author, speaker and dementia advocate.
- Members from the SE Health Research Centre team, who have co-designed and tested a tool called Our Dementia Journey Journal with communities across Canada, including First Nations communities in northern Ontario.
- Members from the University of Manitoba project team, who are developing programming to increase knowledge on risk factors related to dementia in rural and remote First Nations communities in Manitoba.
Learning outcomes for this webinar:
- Understand what CDLRN is and learn about a national network of community projects working together to improve quality of life and well-being for people living with dementia.
- Learn about two innovative community-based dementia initiatives and discuss successes as well as lessons learned.
- Learn about resources to help support quality of life, reduce stigma, and enhance well-being for people living with dementia and care partners.
- Understand the importance of meaningful engagement and partnership with those with lived experience.