Dementia Program Coordinator Introduction

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.

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 community needs  related to and including prevention, early identification, and end of life care for those living with dementia

  • 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.


***Please call 777-7022 or email smacnabb@inuvialuit.com and she will help set-up an interview with you about your experiences with dementia. 

 

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photo: Inuvialuit Day in 2020, Sarah MacNabb drum dancing with Inuvialuit Elder Lillian Elias also pictured dancing.


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) 777-7022
Fax: (867) 777-4023
 

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