Event Date: Nov 03, 2022
For many people living with dementia and family/friend care partners, the dementia diagnosis experience is less than optimal with few supports provided. Forward with Dementia was developed by an international group of people living with dementia, care partners, health and social care providers, and researchers to enhance the diagnosis and post-diagnosis experience through the provision of information, practical resources, and messages of hope. In this presentation, the process for developing Forward with Dementia will be described and preliminary evaluation findings shared.
Carrie McAiney PhD
Carrie McAiney is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health Sciences at the
University of Waterloo, and Schlegel Research Chair in Dementia and Scientific Director of the
Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for
Aging. She is also the Knowledge Translation and Exchange Co-Lead for the Canadian
Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging. Carrie’s research involves working collaboratively
with persons living with dementia and family care partners to develop and evaluate approaches
to enhance their well-being.