Award Date: 2019
Project Lead(s): Carrie Bourassa
Project Title: Practicing Brain Health Through Traditional Teachings and Arts
Addressing the need for increased opportunities for social interaction for Indigenous people living with dementia, specifically those in Indigenous communities based in traditional ways and culture, this project will develop workshops for those adults and their caregivers to engage in traditional activities (i.e. games, arts and crafts, prayer with smudging, dance and songs, food, story sharing, etc.). These workshops will create opportunities for social interaction as well as help older people increase brain function.