Indigenous dementia care website locally launched

The new website, AnishinaabekDementiaCare.ca is now live, to provide information on improving understanding and care outcomes for Indigenous dementia patients.

MANITOULIN – Noojmowin Teg Health Centre, in collaboration with Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI), and N’Mninoeyaa Aboriginal Health Access Centre is pleased to launch a new website dedicated to building sustainable community-owned and directed strategies that support healthy aging and dementia care in Indigenous communities, with a focus on cultural safety and trauma-informed care. 

This project will support Indigenous communities in their understanding of dementia and the risk for dementia due to multiple chronic conditions (more than two chronic conditions). Improved understanding of the impact of dementia on persons, families and communities will lead to better support from health care providers and for persons and families living with dementia. 

The intent is increased opportunity in Indigenous communities to work with the aging at home programs and other service providers to discover and create supports, build collaborative relationships and learn from each other. 

This project is funded by a Knowledge Mobilization Grant from the Province of Ontario. The funding allows for Indigenous ways of knowing to be used to help the community imagine and create evidence-informed, relevant and meaningful health care services for persons living with or at risk of developing dementia. 

Please visit the website at AnishinaabekDementiaCare.ca.