BUDI Lunch time seminar – Rural Dementia Care

Dorothy Forbes, Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta will be visiting BUDI on 25 April. Please join us for this lunch time seminiar at 12 noon until 1pm in CG13, Christchurch House, Talbot Campus.

Email mobrien@bournemouth.ac.uk if you wish to attend and feel free to bring your lunch.


Key Messages from our Canadian Rural Dementia Care Research
The presentation will highlight our key findings from several dementia care qualitative and quantitative studies all conducted in Canadian rural settings. The presentation is structured on the Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services (PARIHS) framework and will highlight the context, knowledge, and evidence needed and used, and how knowledge exchange is facilitated. How we initially assessed the Canadian rural home care context relative to dementia care will be described. This will be followed by an examination of the experience of living with dementia throughout the dementia care journey from the perspectives of persons with dementia, their family caregivers, and community-based health care providers. The knowledge needed and used by each of these groups, and the facilitators and barriers to knowledge exchange will be revealed. The impact of social support deficiency on use of home care services and an exploration of social engagement/social inclusion with this population will also be described. Lastly, facilitators that promote quality dementia care and quality of life for persons with dementia and their care partners will be described.