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News and Events - 2020

January 2020

ICCER is excited to announce its success in receiving the AHS Community-based Innovations for Dementia Care (CIDC) 2019 grant! Our project, “Creating Conversations: A Dementia Activity Toolkit to Reduce Social Isolation” will revise (Canadianize) an activity toolkit developed in Scotland for persons with dementia, then pilot and evaluate it in Alberta. The purpose is to reduce social isolation for persons with dementia by providing activities to increase communication between them and their caregivers. As the toolkit has a gardening theme, we will be introducing a gardening-based activity to provide a fun, multi-sensory experience that includes physical, cognitive, emotional, and social elements. Almost all of our member organizations will be participating in the project as participating sites, advisory team members and/or evaluation team members. We are pleased to be working with our partners in Scotland, the developers of Creating Conversations, University of Stirling and ArtLink Central.