Opportunity to Share Experiences of Culturally Diverse Seniors and Their Caregivers
The Alzheimer Society of Canada is trying to better understand the experiences of culturally diverse seniors and their caregivers.
There is a lack of research that looks at the experiences of culturally diverse seniors and their caregivers, when they visit their family doctors for dementia-related needs. Because of this, their needs and how to best provide support, is not well understood. As a result, their health and quality of life can be negatively affected.
The Dementia Journey Survey was developed to assess the needs and experiences of diverse seniors and their caregivers.
There are two different surveys - one is for for people living with dementia, and one for caregivers of people with dementia.
The information collected by the survey will be used by the Alzheimer Society of Canada in the following two ways:
- Develop culturally appropriate dementia education tools, to help people living with dementia, their families and their caregivers.
- Develop new tools and supports for family physicians across Canada to help them better manage and support the dementia-related needs of their culturally diverse patients.
Survey responses are completely anonymous and will not affect an individual’s relationship with their healthcare or social support provider. All personal information will be deleted, and will not be used in the evaluation.
The surveys can be completed online or downloaded and returned by mail. They can be completed from a computer, tablet, smartphone or any electronic device with internet access.
For more information and to complete the survey, visit:
*The Alzheimer Society is the leading organization for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, working to improve the lives of people living with dementia and their families and caregivers across Canada. The Alzheimer Society is active in communities across the country. Staff and volunteers based at local chapters provide programs, educational resources, and referral services in various languages to support people living with dementia and their families.