Inclusive wellness programming for people living with dementia

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Inclusive wellness programming for people living with dementia

More than 500,000 Canadians are currently living with dementia with numbers expected to almost double by 2030, according to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. To support the health and wellness of this growing population by increasing programming, researchers at the University of Waterloo launched the Dementia Resources for Eating, Activity and Meaningful Inclusion (DREAM) research project.

DREAM aims to improve the number, quality and variety of physical activity, healthy eating and wellness opportunities available to people living with dementia. Through free online training modules, DREAM provides community wellness program providers, such as trainers and dieticians, with the resources and knowledge needed to better understand dementia, helping them adapt their programming to be more inclusive.

For more information, visit the University of Waterloo.