Action Teams are small, action-oriented groups that have been created based on the identified priority areas of the Strategy Roadmap. Action Teams develop ideas, strategy, and action plans, and determine processes for moving ahead with implementation. Like the Steering Committee, Action Teams strive to engage people impacted by dementia, whether through having them participate on an Action Team or ensuring their voices and expressed needs are considered in the work of the Action Team.
The Awareness Action Team is currently working towards the following outcome: The stigma and denial associated with dementia has been eliminated.
The team has created two downloadable and printable resources for people impacted by dementia:
1. A tool kit on communicating and engaging with someone who has dementia. Click here for the PDF.
2. “Let me re-introduce myself” – a tool for the person with dementia to fill out and easily share with others so they understand what the individual can do, wants to do, where they might need support, and how they can still engage and enjoy each other’s company. Click here for the PDF.
The Community Living Action Team is currently working towards the following outcome: People impacted by dementia have the housing and supports to remain in their own communities longer as desired.
Currently, this team is looking at the role of technology in relation to safety and living alone, as well as at what triggers exist for people impacted by dementia that would prompt a move to higher levels of care.
The Coordinated Pathways Action Team is currently working towards the following outcome: All components of the system have learned how to collaborate and deliver seamless, integrated services with ease.
This team is creating a Dementia Resources Care and Support Guide for people impacted by dementia to help them through any stage of dementia.
Dementia Care Workforce
The Dementia Care Workforce Action Team is currently working towards the following outcome: The dementia care workforce is reflective of, and responsive to, the changing needs of people with dementia and their care partners.
This team is in the process of writing a systematic literature review of effective educational strategies for the dementia care workforce.