I have dementia: Resources
Our national partner, Alzheimer Society of Canada, has a comprehensive website filled with valuable resources. We encourage you to visit it to access current information about living with dementia.
Visit the Alzheimer Society of Canada website at: www.alzheimer.ca
Specifically, you can visit the section called, I’m living with dementia
Visit the National Resource Library for more information, including information in other languages.
The ‘By Us For Us’ resource guides are a series of guides created by a group of talented and passionate people living with dementia and care partners. The guides are designed to provide people living with dementia and their care partners the necessary tools to enhance their well-being and manage daily challenges.
You can find the guides on the Research Institute for Aging website under Resources.
Dementia Alliance International is a registered non-profit organisation whose membership is exclusively for people with a medically confirmed diagnosis of any type of a dementia from all around the world.
They strive to provide a unified voice of strength, advocacy and support for the rights of persons living with dementia, their individual autonomy and improved quality of life.
Visit the Dementia Alliance International website at: www.dementiaallianceinternational.org
There are interviews with researchers, authors, advocates, health professionals, and others who are contributing to improving the lives of people with dementia. The guests are experts in their own lived experience or in a select field relevant to the dementia experience.
The podcast is a community-based initiative. A volunteer Editorial Board contributes by identifying topics for episodes, and potential guests and several members also serve as guest hosts. They help to touch upon the many ways in which dementia is experienced and the diverse ways people respond and adapt.
A diagnosis of dementia is a stressful experience. An overwhelming amount of information needs to be taken in during an already difficult time. Hosted by McMaster University, this online learning portal provides easy access to simple lessons and helpful resources for individuals living with dementia.
Visit the iGeriCare website at: https://igericare.healthhq.ca
Within our offices, we have lending libraries with books and other resource learning materials that are available for loan. Library resources may be borrowed for 2 months.
A wide variety of subjects are available including (but not limited to):
- Brain health
- How to live well with dementia
- In-home safety
- Stress management strategies
We also have a multitude of printed brochures and booklets that are available to take, as needed.
The University of Tasmania, Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre offers an online learning opportunity called, Understanding Dementia. It offers
This is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), offering university-quality education about the latest in dementia research and care. This free course provides an opportunity to engage with the perspectives of an international community, without requiring exams or assignments.
Visit the Wicking Dementia Centre website at: https://www.utas.edu.au/wicking/understanding-dementia