Dementia education for health-care providers in Durham Region

For health-care providers who work with people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in Durham Region, here are some helpful educational resources.

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Download our list of helpful links and information: Dementia Education Resources for Health- Care Providers.

This info sheet offers a handy reference to information about best practice education opportunities. Last updated: July 2018.


CDRAKE and Alzheimer Knowledge Exchange have combined to form brainXchange, a network of people dedicated to improving quality of life and supports for persons with brain-health needs related to dementia, mental health and neurological conditions related to aging.

They focus on the national and provincial sharing of resources and knowledge through in-person and virtual exchange to support relationships among industry, researchers, clinicians, policy makers, people with lived experience and care partners.

Visit the brainXchange website.

Champlain education resources and toolkits

The Champlain Dementia Network developed and gathered a variety of excellent resources including the Driving and Dementia Toolkit e-module and toolkit. These resources are currently available through

Check out the Champlain Dementia Network resources for physicians.

The Foundation for Medical Practice Education

The Foundation for Medical Practice Education (FMPE) is a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to the development, production and evaluation of educational programs for community-based family medicine and general practitioners.

Visit the Foundation for Medical Practice Education website.

International Psychogeriatric Association

For more than 30 years, the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) has been a leader in the field of psychogeriatrics. Among their many resources are guides to Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD).

Visit the International Psychogeriatric Association website.