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  • APPUI National
  • Remote Learning and Training Centre: far North Program
  • Telehealth RUIS McGill
  • CIUSSS West-Central Montreal
  • Commission for Health and Social Services of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador
  • James Bay Cree Health and Social Services Board
  • Team 20, Canadian Consortium for Age-related Neurodegenerative Diseases (CCNV): Indigenous Populations
  • Quebec Federation of Alzheimer’s Societies
  • Douglas Institute of Healthcare, McGill University
  • Elder Abuse Helpline
  • Nunavik Regional Health and Social Services Board
  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue Alzheimer’s Society

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Improvements to the living conditions for indigenous populations of Quebec’s far North have caused a significant increase in life expectancy, leading to new factors in morbidity, including Alzheimer’s disease and all other major neurocognitive disorders. Faced with a significant shortfall in tools and resources, the Ministry of Health and Social Services requested the CIUSSS West-Central Montreal and the Centre of Excellence on Longevity to pool their resources to develop a strategy for knowledge transfer and cultural adaptation to address Alzheimer’s issues in these territories.

 

Objectives

> General: With the help of the CIUSSS West-Central Montreal to secure the transfer of knowledge derived from provincial work and regional experiences to the indigenous territories of Quebec’s far North.

> Specific: To adapt existing tools to the needs and culture of indigenous communities.

 

Actions

  • Observation and analysis of unique cultural factors and societal differences
  • To support the monitoring of the schedule and fundraising activities
  • To take part in local working groups and to lead pilot projects
  • To implement support groups for caregivers
  • To deliver remote, accredited training sessions
  • To create links and indigenous working groups at a Quebec-wide and national level

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