Event Date: Feb 27, 2024

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In this Webinar, Noelannah Neubauer and Isabella Chawrun will give a live orientation to the newly developed toolkit from the University of Waterloo titled “Toolkit to Manage the Risk of Getting Lost or Going Missing for People Living with Dementia”. This Toolkit is aimed to support people living with dementia and their care partners to reduce a person’s risk of getting lost and going missing. This Toolkit was co-developed by people with lived experience, service providers, search and rescue personnel, and researchers with funding support from Public Safety Canada. During this webinar, the presenters will walk the audience through the Toolkit, who was involved in the co-creation process, and intended use in the community.

Learning Objectives:

The audience will learn:
  1. How and why this Toolkit was created,
  2. How to use this resource by orientating the audience to the various strategies included in the Toolkit,
  3. How the wider community can benefit from using this resource and who the intended audience is, including how clinicians can refer clients to this resource and how police can use this resource as a handout to people with suspected dementia.
This integrated KTE webinar event is brought to you by brainXchange in partnership with the University of Waterloo and Public Safety Canada.



Noelannah Neubauer, PhD, OT Reg. (AB)

Dr. Noelannah Neubauer is an Occupational Therapist System Case Manager with Alberta Health Services in Edmonton Zone and is a part-time research assistant for the Aging and Innovation Program at the University of Waterloo, led by Dr. Lili Liu. Noelannah completed her PhD in Rehabilitation Science at University of Alberta in 2019, where she developed the Canadian Guideline for Safe Wandering. Areas of interest include community based-practice, health system navigation, dementia, aging, assisted technologies, and aging in place

Isabella Chawrun, PhD Student

Isabella Chawrun is a third year PhD student at the University of Waterloo, supervised by Dr. Lili Liu, working in community engagement research developing tools for people living with dementia, their care partners, and bringing awareness of dementia to the wider community. Her PhD research focuses on issues of aging, wellbeing, and mental health for seniors with intellectual and developmental disabilities, specifically autism. She is also a research trainee at the Centre of Addiction and Mental Health, in Toronto Canada, where she does community engaged research with the Autistic community focusing on developing specialized mental health care services for Autistic women, gender diverse people, and autistic adults.