Dementia Dialogue podcasts feature people with dementia and their care/life partners sharing experiences that may enable their peer listeners to understand and gain insight and strengthen their adaptive skills. Care providers understand this lived experience more fully and the public becomes more aware of what it means to live well with dementia.
One of their recent podcasts featured Leanne Lawrence and Jean Daku from Saskatchewan.
Transitions- A Rural Dementia Resource for rural communities
Leanne Lawrence and Jean Daku live in rural Saskatchewan where Leanne’s mother, Marjory lived her whole life. We learn how Jean, a nurse practitioner, championed a memory clinic practice model within the Kipling Primary Care Centre and she and others supported Leanne and her mom as dementia developed.
Enabling residents of rural areas to receive high-quality service is an important contribution of these types of clinics. Often services exist but the clinic helps organize and coordinate them and to advocate when gaps emerge.