In Ontario alone, it is estimated that there are over 500,000 young carers who provide physical, medical, emotional, or other supports to a parent, grandparent, or sibling at home (The Change Foundation, n.d.). Young carers often juggle school and/or jobs on top of their responsibilities to provide care. Without appropriate and adequate supports, young carersContinue reading Digital Solutions for Rural Young Carers: Phase One of Our SSHRC PEG Project
For the past school year, the Spare a Thought for Dementia Collaborative partnered with the nursing program at Brock University and the PSW program at Niagara College to engage students in raising youth awareness and advocating for persons with dementia and their caregivers. Two nursing students at Brock University were chosen to run a socialContinue reading Spare a Thought for Dementia at Brock University and Niagara College
In October of 2018, Dr. Kristine Newman from Ryerson University’s Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing collaborated with researchers from Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI) to showcase a new media exhibit, entitled EMBODY – Experiencing Dementia Through New Media. The exhibit was held at the RBC iDAPT Innovations Gallery at TRI over the course of four weeks, and wasContinue reading EMBODY – Experiencing Dementia Through New Media Exhibit
Our team, Spare a Thought for Dementia, recently participated in the annual Walk for Memories organized by Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto. We fundraised and walked to support research on Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias. For more information about the event and our participation, please check out the presentation slides below.
Students enrolled at Ryerson’s School of Professional Communication collaborated with Dr. Kristine Newman and Jacky Au Duong, CCK, to storyboard, draft, and produce a 3-minute 300-word video about the Spare a Thought for Dementia collaborative.
Dr. Kristine Newman presented a poster at the 2018 Gerontological Nursing Association of Ontario’s Biennial Conference (GNAO 2018), held this year on April 12-13 in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
On March 13th, 2018, Dr. Kristine Newman and the Centre for Communicating Knowledge hosted a workshop on Active Student Citizenship through the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing’s Student Engagement Initiative.
On a bright Saturday morning in February, Ryerson’s Spare a Thought for Dementia team met at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Toronto to participate in the 28th Annual Walk for Memories event hosted by the Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto. Over 2000 families, companies, and volunteers fundraised and participated across the GTA to: Provide personalized music playersContinue reading T4D Makes Impact at Walk for Memories
Dr. Kristine Newman and Jacky Au Duong presents the making of the Spare a Thought for Dementia to Ryerson University’s Faculty of Community Services.
Lisa Loiselle, Associate Director of Research at the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program, discusses the Young Carers Project and some of the resources that are available for young carers.