Project Timeline: March 2021- March 2022
The overarching goal of the project, Initiating a Dialogue on Dementia and Elder Abuse Project (IDDEA), is to educate community older adults about elder abuse and neglect, particularly among those living with dementia, delivered by trained older adults and peers under the auspices of the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE).
The objectives of this project are:
- Awareness – Raise awareness about elder mistreatment among people living with dementia
- Knowledge– Provide most up-to-date information and resources to those who need it the most
- Research – Gather data on the effectiveness of the workshops for future policy implications – we hope to achieve this through the pre- and post-survey you have all received.
- Empowerment – Support self-advocacy and community members to speak up
The one year project was funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.
Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario, the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and Alzheimer Society of Ontario.
NICE is inviting interested community organizations to reach out if they are interested in hosting a workshop, presented by the trained facilitators. Limited spots are available.
- To find out about upcoming workshops, visit https://nicenet.ca/initiating-a-dialogue-on-elder-abuse
If you are interested in facilitating or hosting a workshop, contact Sharon Tan, Research Officer, NICE at [email protected]