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2015

The De Hogeweyk Dementia Care Revolution

This year’s event featured Eloy van Hal, Consultant and Facility Manager of Dementia Village - De Hogeweyk, The Netherlands. Mr. van Hal provided an overview of their “cutting-edge elderly-care facility” – where residents can maintain their sense of independence while receiving the specialized care they require. Mr. van Hal discussed the design and approach to care for those with dementia as a cost-effective and humane response to an aging population. The event was emceed by Global TV Health Reporter, Su-Ling-Goh and featured the Honourable Sarah Hoffman, Minister of Health and Minister of Seniors, Government of Alberta, GRH Foundation President and CEO, Wendy Dugas, Dr. David Turpin, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Alberta and Dr. Duncan Robertson, Senior Medical Director, Strategic Clinical Network: Seniors’ Health, AHS. Over 600 guests enjoyed networking, a research poster symposium and interactive displays. A Master Class held with Mr. van Hal after the research breakfast and poster symposium also provided an opportunity for interested guests to learn more about facility operations in The Netherlands.

This year’s poster symposium received 34 posters.

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