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Supporting persons with dementia involves many disciplines within a health care system; Dementia: Understanding the Journey is developed for all care providers regardless of experience or educational background.

Dementia: Understanding the Journey was created to develop and enhance the competencies of current and future health care providers. Its core goal is to provide standardized foundation education for those supporting people living with dementia.

MISSION

To promote a person-centred  approach to providing care and services for persons living with dementia through the ongoing development, promotion, and administration of the Dementia:  Understanding the Journey.

VISION

Enhancing care for persons living with dementia through quality education.

VALUES

Integrity:  We make informed decisions and ensure the course is current, relevant, and of the highest quality.

Innovation: We are progressive and flexible; we proactively identify and respond to emerging education needs.

Life-long learning and growth: We are ambassadors for accessible quality education pertaining to dementias.

Collaborative: We invite input from partners and a variety of stakeholders provincially and nationally, with a goal of enhancing dementia education for all.

Education makes a difference.

OVER 25 YEARS OF PROVIDING EDUCATION IN DEMENTIA CARE

Dementia: Understanding the Journey recognizes that persons with dementia have the same basic needs for security, shelter, nutrition, and affection as other adults, and have the same rights to have these basic needs met. The challenge for caregivers is to meet these needs, as progressive disease symptoms cause increasing dependence.