NEWS & EVENTS
December 6th, 2022
Digital Learning and Remotely Supervised Online Chair Yoga: For Rural and Underserved Adults at Risk of Cognitive Impairment
Rural communities often face disparities in access to online exercise interventions that have gained momentum due to social isolation. Remotely supervised online chair yoga interventions have shown that older adults can participate in chair yoga virtually in the comfort of their home. Watch Dr. Juyoung Park shares her research.
November 14th, 2022
Understanding Service Engagement and Resistance among People Living with Young Onset Dementia and Family Members
Dr. Sheila Novek shares her dissertation research exploring the complex processes that impact dementia care access, drawing on in-depth interviews with people living with the young onset dementia, family members and providers in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
May 25th, 2022
Working in Partnership with People Living with Dementia: Examples from UK Community Based Initiatives and Research
Scholar Dr. Anthea Innes shares examples and encourage discussion of different approaches to working in partnership with people living with dementia.
Anthea also shares a partnership model of working, developed over a 5-years period, driven by people living
April 26th, 2022
Peer Support and Dementia: Possibilities for Post-Diagonistic Support
Dr Laura Booi, a Gerontologist and Research Fellow at Leeds Beckett University’s Centre for Dementia Research in the United Kingdom, will discuss the developments of a project, funded by a UK Research and Innovation Catalyst Award, to co-develop a peer mentorship program with people living with Lewy Body Disease.
March 17th, 2022
Engaging People Living with Dementia in Decision Making
Join us at our next Colloquium event at the Centre for Research on Personhood in Dementia which will focus on the Canadian Centre for Elder Law's project Engaging People Living with Dementia in Decision-Making.
Speakers Krista James, Jessica Fehrenbacher and Jerry Gosling.
Addressing Stigma and Discrimination:Hearing the Voices of People with Dementia
Join the Action Group and member of the Research Team at our next colloquium where they will be discussing how this project came about and what it has been like to participate in this study. Team members will also be introducing the Flipping Stigma on its Ear Toolkit, one of the main outcomes of the research project.
January 25th, 2022
The CRPiD Student Connections is a supportive environment and forum for students of all levels, including undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral fellows of all disciplines/fields of study, who share an interest in dementia and gerontological scholarship.
There is no cost to join. Meetings will have a hybrid format (in-person and virtual) and will take place the last Thursday of every month.
September 20th, 2022
Fostering Intergenerational Connection: Perceptions and Projections
Dr. Shelley Canning discusses the work she has been doing with school-aged children, fostering intergenerational connection, addressing ageism, and improving knowledge of dementia amongst younger people.
Congratulations to Alison Phinney, Deborah O’Connor, Jim Mann, Habib Chaudhury, Elaine Weirsma, and Heather Cowie on receiving a CIHR grant (2018-2022) for their project, “Putting Social Citizenship into Practice: Reducing Stigma and Promoting Social Inclusion of People with Dementia”!
The purpose of this four-year study is to address social problems of stigma and exclusion experienced by people living with dementia. This study will engage a participatory action group of people with dementia to work in collaboration with academic researchers and community partners to develop a set of guidelines and principles for supporting social citizenship in community settings.