Anishinaabek Dementia Care Website Launch

July 29, 2020

NEW WEBSITE DEDICATED TO BUILDING SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY OWNED AND DIRECTED STRATEGIES THAT SUPPORT HEALTHY AGING AND DEMENTIA CARE IN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES

Noojmowin Teg Health Centre, in collaboration with Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI), and N’Mninoeyaa Aboriginal Health Access Centre are 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 2 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. This grant puts resources, money, people, and processes into the communities.

You can view the website at http://anishinaabekdementiacare.ca/

For more information, or to arrange a media interview, contact Michael-Ann MacLean, Research Projects Coordinator at Noojmowin Teg Health Centre…(705) 368-1211 ext.290 or at michaelann.maclean@noojmowin-teg.ca.

Noojmowin Teg Health Centre – Main Office

48 Hillside Rd., Highway 540, Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation

Postal Bag 2002, Little Current, ON P0P 1K0

Phone: (705) 368-2182 | Fax: (705) 368-2229 | info@noojmowin-teg.ca

Noojmowin Teg Health Centre - Satellite Offices

4 Directions Community Complex (Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation) – (705) 368-0229

Centre Espanola – (705) 869-1564

Espanola & Area Family Health Team – (705)862-7991