We are looking for a lead investigator in two or more countries who are interested in the following study:
Most persons with dementia, and those caring for persons with dementia, are women. Modeling shows that the disproportionate impact on women will escalate. Women face barriers to equitable dementia care and support services, heightened by young onset, ethnicity and rural/remote dwelling. Analysis of dementia strategies in 17 countries found they did not address gender. Research is needed on how to support women affected by dementia (women with dementia, women caregivers of persons with dementia) to optimize their health and well-being. AIM: generate insight on policy and practice to support the health and well-being of diverse women affected by dementia. OBJECTIVES: (1) Synthesize published research (systematic review); (2) Explore needs and recommendations among affected women (interviews across countries); (3) Analyze how government policies and clinical guideline do, and could better promote and guide support for affected women (content analysis across countries); (4) Generate recommendations for policy/practice (Delphi survey across countries).
Dr. Gagliardi is a Senior Scientist based at the University Health Network, a corporation comprised of four academic hospitals; and a Professor at the University of Toronto. Dr. Gagliardi is a member of the Canadian Consortium for Neurodegeneration in Ageing: https://ccna-ccnv.ca/, a multidisciplinary pan-Canadian network of researchers and collaborators focused on enhancing the health and well-being of those affected by dementia.