The Partnerships in Dementia Care (PiDC) Alliance is a research initiative focused on improving the dementia care experience for persons with dementia, family members, and staff in both long-term care (LTC) and the community.



Our process:

  • ensures the involvement of all key stakeholders in the culture change process
  • focuses on the experiences of all involved in the care context
  • incorporates the voices of all involved in dementia care in all decision-making in the culture change process
  • uses appreciative inquiry to uncover and work towards new possibilities in dementia and long-term care


More specifically, the goals of the PiDC Alliance are:

  • to develop a comprehensive understanding of the culture change process and the factors that support and limit relationship-based partnership approaches within different long-term care settings
  • to work with our partners to develop and share new tools and resources to help others facilitate their own participatory culture change processes
  • to build the capacity necessary to facilitate culture change in dementia and long-term care by strengthening the skills and knowledge-bases of all those working in dementia care
  • to enhance the care experience for persons living with dementia, their family, other partners in care, and the staff who support them.

For more information on any of the PiDC Alliance initiatives, contact Sian Lockwood, Knowledge Translation Specialist.

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