Culturally Safe Dementia Care
Developing culturally relevant dementia focused health promotional materials for First Nations Inuit Health Home and Community Care
This is a multi-year knowledge translation strategy funded by Contribution Agreements with Health Canada, First Nations and Inuit Health division. We are developing culturally relevant health information on dementia and dementia care that can be used by Indigenous family caregivers and health care providers as well as other organizations interested in the promotion of dementia awareness and care in Indigenous communities.
Our evidence-based approach relies on the following sources of information:
Literature review on culturally relevant health promotional materials for Indigenous people in Canada
Environmental scan of currently available health promotional materials for Indigenous people in Canada
Literature Review: Kristen Jacklin and Jennifer Walker. (2012) Trends in Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias among First Nations and Inuit. Prepared for Health Canada, First Nations and Inuit Health, Home and Community Care Program (70 pages).
Qualitative research results from the Perceptions of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias among Aboriginal Peoples in Ontario project.
Methodology report: Jacklin, K., Warry, W., Blind, M., Jones, L., Webkamigad, S., & Otowadjiwan, J. (2017). Developing educational materials for community based dementia care.
To date, we have produced six factsheets, available here.
Our aim is to increase awareness and promote access to care, without interfering with Indigenous understandings of dementia. We have been able to achieve this through our collective years of relationship development with communities in Ontario, as well as through our partnership with FNIH.