A platform for educating caregivers and patients with dementia

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Receiving a diagnosis like dementia is often overwhelming for patients and their families. It’s nearly impossible for healthcare professionals to provide all the information a patient would want to know in just one session.

Dr. Sztramko, of Hamilton Health Science, realized there was a sizeable gap when it comes to patient and caregiver education in the area of.

That’s the main reason the geriatrician and his team at the GERAS Centre are developing iGeriCare – an online platform for people who are newly diagnosed with dementia, along with their families, to access relevant information at their own pace.  This project is supported by Spark, a program launched by the Baycrest-led Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI), designed to nurture early-stage ideas from point-of-care clinicians. CABHI provides up to $50,000 in financial support, plus guidance and feedback opportunities.

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