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Improving the care of older adults living with dementia across Canada during the COVID pandemic: a mixed methods study to inform policy and practice

Project status
Ongoing
Contact
Juliette Champoux-Pellegrin
Institution web page
https://www.mcgill.ca/familymed/research/projects/research-organization-healthcare-services-alzheimers-rosa/our-team
Host institution
McGill University
Team members
Isabelle Vedel, Dallas Seitz, Susan Bronskill, Carrie McAiney, Claire Godard-Sebillotte, Nadia Sourial, Yves Couturier, Machelle Wilchesky, Debra Morgan, Geneviève Arsenault-Lapierre, Mary Henein, Laura Rojas Rozo, Saskia Sivananthan
Funding information (if funded)
This project is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and includes multiple international, national and provincial partners.
Project Summary

This project has 3 objectives:

  1. To measure the impact of the pandemic on health and social services use, infection rate and mortality of Persons living with dementia both in the community and in long-term care facilities. This will be done using provincial databases.
  2. To understand the Person living with dementia’s and caregivers’ perceived needs, behaviours and experiences of health and social services. This will done through interviews and questionnaires done and filled out by caregivers and Persons living with dementia’s.
  3. To generate and disseminate evidence-based and actionable recommendations on effective strategies to tackle the current wave of the pandemic and prepare for subsequent waves. We will hold a deliberative dialogue with all stakeholders involved.
Outputs / Expected Outputs

2021

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Improving the care of older adults living with dementia across Canada during the COVID pandemic: a mixed methods study to inform policy and practice