The North West Dementia Network (NWDN) exists to improve the quality of life, and the systems of care for persons living with or impacted by dementia. This goal is attained through collaboration, knowledge translation, and innovation by linking health and social service providers, educators, researchers, and persons living with or impacted by dementia.
"The vision of the North West Dementia Network is to be a collaborative voice dedicated to enhancing dementia care over time, and across settings. "
Priorities of the NWDN
The North West Dementia Network has four main priorities. These priorities were originally outlined in 2012, and are reviewed on an annual basis.
- Identify assets and gaps across the continuum of dementia care in the North West LHIN;
- Focus on education opportunities, both formal and informal, for health and social service providers, educators, researchers, and persons living with and impacted by dementia;
- Support advocacy and awareness activities; and
- Support and collaborate with the NWLHIN and other strategic initiatives.