This Dementia Management Program Involves the Whole Community

By: Laura McQuarrie - Nov 12, 2015
References: westernwheel
Studies suggest there are more than 40,000 people in Alberta living with dementia, so the Tudor Manor in Okotoks, Alberta has now applied for funding from the provincial government for a community-wide dementia management solution.

While Tudor Manor already houses 26 residents with dementia, new training for the entire community is set to make it a safe place for all at risk. The plan is to make it possible for elderly citizens to continue to live at home, amongst a community that is sensitized to people living with dementia.

In order to make this feasible as a community-wide project, the vision is to have certain people like librarians, bank tellers, grocery store clerks and more trained to aid members of the community who need assistance.