The first Advancing Dementia Diagnosis and Management in Alberta (ADDMA) public forum and collaborative workshop took place on Feb 25 and Feb 26, 2016, in Red Deer. Both events were well attended with 115 people participating in the public forum and more than 225 clinicians and care partners attending the workshop. Twenty Primary Care Networks were represented along with researchers, primary care physicians, specialists, primary health care teams, care partners and community organizations. The workshop’s purpose was to explore primary health care models of focused geriatric care that currently exist in communities throughout Alberta. View workshop photos.
Dr. Brad Bahler, a primary care physician from Sylvan Lake, AB, shared an overview of current challenges in primary care regarding caring for people living with dementia in the community.
Dr. Linda Lee, a primary care physician from Waterloo, ON, has developed over 80 primary care Memory Clinics.
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