Working in Partnership with People Living with Dementia: Examples from UK Community Based Initiatives and Research

Please join us in welcoming visiting scholar Dr. Anthea Innes to the CRPiD, who will share examples and encourage discussion of different approaches to working in partnership with people living with dementia. Anthea will share a partnership model of working, developed over a 5-years period, driven by people living with dementia and care partners when she worked at the University of Salford in England. She will share examples of the strategies used to involve people living with dementia in the design of a physical space for a ‘Dementia Hub’ and how groups for community dwelling people living with dementia, care partners and former care partners that were facilitated in the Dementia Hub were developed and evaluated. There will be the opportunity for others to share alternative approaches they have experienced.


Dr. Anthea Innes moved to Canada in January 2022 to take up post as Professor Health Aging and Society and Gilbrea Chair in Aging and Mental Health at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada. Anthea is from Scotland and is a social scientist who has specialized in the area of dementia for the last 25 years. At the core of her work is a concern to engage with the lived experiences of those impacted by dementia, namely, those diagnosed with the condition, their family members and professional care supporters. She has been an advocate for community engagement, inclusion and involvement of people living with dementia for the last decade, and enjoys working in partnership with people living with dementia in the conduct of research, dissemination, and sharing of examples of what works in practice for those living with dementia to different audiences.


WEDNESDAY, MAY 25th, 2022

4:00-5:30 PM PST

You may join IN PERSON or via ZOOM

Address: Room 322 - 2080 West Mall

                 UBC School of Social Work

To RSVP please email: mariko.sakamoto@ubc.ca

CRPiD colloquiums are intended to provide an opportunity for open discussions amongst people with dementia and their family members, health professionals and researchers