Dementia Program Coordinator Introduction

IntroDUCTion

Hello, my name is Sarah MacNabb. I am an Inuvialuit beneficiary of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement. I was born and raised here in Inuvik and proud to call it my home. I have 2 children and a supportive spouse at home. I attend Aurora College back in 2017 to pursue my education as a Personal Support Worker and have a few months short of 2 years’ experience in that career field. Back in October of 2019, I attended a program called the Dementia Ambassador Training held by the Alberta Alzheimer’s Society and now am a certified dementia ambassador. I have proudly taken on the position as a Dementia Project Coordinator here at the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation and look forward to connecting with the people of the communities and other organizations to engage and educate. I have a wealth of knowledge about dementia and will always have an open mind to seeking more as life is all about living and learning.

what are my duties as a DPC

·    Coordinate community engagement sessions such as, surveys, data collection and support groups or sharing circles.

·    Develop culturally appropriate and Inuvialuit focused dementia educational resources to build capacity for the needs identified by the person living with dementia, their family, caregivers, and community

·    Travel to the communities in the ISR (COVID dependent) to research what is needed in each community on any specific area related to and including prevention, early identification to end of life care for those living with dementia so that the resources developed will be relevant to the community’s needs.

·    Develop training materials for a person living with or caring for an individual with dementia and their families.

 

I look forward to meeting with you and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.


If you want to learn more about dementia project, please contact:

Sarah MacNabb
Inuvialuit Regional Corporation 
Health & Wellness Division
107 Mackenzie Road
Bag Service #21
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0
Tel: (867) 777-7088
Fax: (867) 777-4023
 

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation works on a number of wellness initiatives, including a new project regarding community needs and dementia care.