NH Website helps people to cope with dementia

Northern BC residents affected by dementia now have access to new information and support resources with addition of the ‘Dementia E-Learning’ module to the Northern Health website.

People with dementia, their caregivers, family or friends can benefit from the service.

Health Services Minister George Abbott says Northern Health is committed to not only the search for a cure and better treatments for dementia, but also in the search for a better life for British Columbians and their families who struggle with dementia.

Over the past year, the Northern Health Best Practices Team for Senior Services developed, designed and piloted the dementia self-learning modules for support and clinical staff.

Executive Director of Northern Health’s Home and Community Care Tim Rowe says the E-resource will help to improve care for those with dementia, not only in rural and remote areas, but throughout the Province.

There are over 70 thousand people in the province with dementia. Many of them live in northern communities where resources and education can be difficult to access.

The Dementia E-Learning initiative was funded through the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s $1-million Grant to Improve Dementia Care in B.C., which supported six other initiatives throughout the province.

To view Northern Health’s Dementia E-Learning website, Click Here.

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