SCIENCE PUB – REDUCING THE STIGMA OF DEMENTIA: LESSONS FROM RUARAL SAAKATCHEWAN
Our wildly popular Science Pub Series has returned for a 11th incredible season. Enjoy lectures on scientific topics of general interest in our Arizona Room over fine craft beer and award-winning pub cuisine. The room opens at 5:00 PM. Avoid disappointment and come down early for dinner and a pint before the presentation which begins at 7:00 PM. This month’s lecture will be presented by Nuelle Novik who is an Associate Professor with the Faculty of Social Work at The University of Regina. For the past three years the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU) at the University of Regina has been working with community-based organizations in Yorkton and the surrounding rural communities to develop and implement a series of interventions to provide support for people living with dementia and their care partners. The Dementia Supports in Rural Saskatchewan initiative has been working to increase awareness, reduce stigma and increase social inclusion using a variety of methods from one-to-one supports, broad-based informational campaigns to helping businesses and local governments become more dementia-friendly.