Alzheimer Society of Canada Culture change towards person-centred care & PC PEARLS™ 
Through its culture change initiative, the Alzheimer Society of Canada aims to improve the experience of long-term care for people with dementia and their families, and is working with others to provide useful strategies, tools and tips that can help put the principles of person-centred care into practice.

ChangingAging
A multi-blog platform challenging conventional views on aging. ChangingAging believes aging is a strength, rich in developmental potential and growth. They welcome anyone who is interested in changing aging, whether you're an elder, youngster or just trying to figure out what comes after adulthood.

Changing the Culture of Care Alzheimer Society British Columbia
This paper provides a review of the literature with respect to the needs of elders with dementia living in long term care. Its focus is in understanding the key elements of the cultural change required to move nursing homes from institution to home, thereby allowing elders, their families, and the staff who work there to thrive.

Dementia Language Guidelines
Guidelines to promote the consistent use of appropriate, inclusive and non-stigmatising language when talking about dementia and people with dementia.

Eden Alternative
An international not-for-profit organization dedicated to transforming care environments into habitats for human beings that promote quality of life for all involved. It is a powerful tool for inspiring well-being for Elders and those who collaborate with them as Care Partners.


Finding the Why: Enabling Active Participation in Life in Aged Care
Filmed at Uniting Starrett Lodge, NSW, Australia. The film presents a fresh perspective on aged care looking specifically at Starrett Lodge's unique approach to enabling active participation in life in aged care. It captures the essence of giving real meaning and purpose to life for those living with dementia. Created by Cathy Greenblat and directed by Corinne Maunder.

GAP (Global Action on Personhood) in Dementia
Dr. Sherry Dupuis, GAP member.
GAP is an informal international network of expert practitioners, researchers, educators, people living with dementia and family care-givers who have in-depth understanding of person-centred approaches to care world-wide. The aim of GAP is to promote the fact that personhood matters in dementia and that unless action is taken then the psychological, emotional and social needs of people living with dementia are unmet.

Green House Project
A project that supports the development and implementation of small, intentional ("purpose-built") "Green House communities for a group of elders and staff. A Green House residence is designed to be a home for six to ten elders needing skilled nursing or assisted living care. The purpose is to avoid institutionalising long-term care and be a place where elders can receive assistance and support with activities of daily living and clinical care, without the assistance and care becoming the focus of their existence.

It Takes A Community
Set at Arcare Helensvale, in Queensland, Australia is one of a series of short films created by Cathy Greenblat and directed by Corinne Maunder that presents a fresh perspective on aged care. This moving film looks at Arcare Helensvale's unique relationship-centred approach to celebrating and supporting old age.

Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP)
An innovative program that adopts a partnership approach and integrates research and educational activities in an effort to improve dementia care practices in Canada and around the world. 

Promoting Excellence Alternative in Kansas (PEAK)
PEAK promotes more social, non-traditional models of long-term care. Their set of educational modules assist organizations in implementing progressive, innovative approaches to care that should make a significant difference in the quality of care and the quality of life for those living and working in long-term care environments.

Pioneer Network
Pioneer Network is a center for all stakeholders in the field of aging and long term care whose focus is on providing home and community for elders. The Pioneer Network believes that the quality of life and living for America's elders is rooted in a supportive community and cemented by relationships that respect each of us as individuals regardless of age, medical condition or limitations.  

Resource library - resources, developed by leading experts to help you implement organizational culture change and person-directed care.

Spark of Life
The Spark of Life Approach grows a culture of love, appreciation, enthusiasm and optimism, creating the best context for supporting people with dementia to thrive emotionally beyond their diagnosis.

U.S. Culture Change Coalitions

Walk with me: changing the culture of aging
A conference which brings together a variety of stakeholders including older adults, family members, professionals, educators, policy makers, and researchers to examine the culture of aging in Canada and explore new ways to engage older adults in communities, new change initiatives underway, and new strategies to help foster connected communities supportive of older adults. The conference is open to researchers, educators, policy makers, older adults, family members, caregivers, health professionals, care

Working Together to Put LIVING First: A Guidebook to Change the Culture of Aging in Long-Term Care
This guidebook shares the story of how one long-term care and retirement living organization (Schlegel Villages) partnered with a research team at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) to embark on a unique culture change journey.

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

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