There are currently over 58,000 Albertans living with some form of dementia*.
Caregivers are key partners with patients’ health care teams. Their support enables Albertans living with dementia to remain in their homes and communities as long as possible.
Through the Building Resilience in Caregivers (BRiC) program, our primary care team meets the needs of the caregivers by helping them build capacity and develop coping skills to support people living with dementia in our community.
We’re excited to share our impact through the BRiC program over the past 3 years. Between 2020 and 2022, BRiC reached a total of 49 clients.
Through the grant-funded program, caregivers experienced increased connection to community resources and peers and increased confidence and coping skills.
During the sessions:
39% of caregivers decreased their caregiver burden score.
78% of participants with dementia maintained or improved their cognitive scores.
To learn more about the BRiC program and its success in our community, please click here.