Event Recording: Toolkit to Manage the Risk of Getting Lost or Going Missing for People Living with Dementia

Noelannah Neubauer, PhD, OT Reg. (AB)
and Isabella Chawrun, PhD Student

In this Webinar, Noelannah Neubauer and Isabella Chawrun gave a live orientation to the newly developed toolkit from the University of Waterloo titled “Toolkit to Manage the Risk of Getting Lost or Going Missing for People Living with Dementia”. This Toolkit is aimed to support people living with dementia and their care partners to reduce a person’s risk of getting lost and going missing. This Toolkit was co-developed by people with lived experience, service providers, search and rescue personnel, and researchers with funding support from Public Safety Canada. During this webinar, the presenters walked the audience through the Toolkit, who was involved in the co-creation process, and intended use in the community.

Learning Objectives:
How and why this Toolkit was created,
How to use this resource by orientating the audience to the various strategies included in the Toolkit,
How the wider community can benefit from using this resource and who the intended audience is, including how clinicians can refer clients to this resource and how police can use this resource as a handout to people with suspected dementia.

Note: This integrated KTE webinar event is brought to you by brainXchange in partnership with the University of Waterloo and Public Safety Canada, and is re-posted with permission.