URegina-USask research team receives $3M to improve lives of adults living with dementia in rural SK

November 22, 2019

A University of Regina-University of Saskatchewan research team has received a $3M grant to develop a five-year research project to improve the lives of older adults living with dementia in rural Saskatchewan. Funded by the Employment and Social Development Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program, the project is hosted through the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit. This bi-university research centre will focus on improving public awareness of the stigma and social isolation experienced by people with dementia, while also increasing the availability of family and community supports for these people and their care partners. “Saskatchewan, with its wide-spread rural population, is an ideal place to explore what interventions can best enhance the quality of lives of people with dementia that live in smaller communities and rural areas,” said project leader Bonnie Jeffery. URegina (SK)