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CNPEA was thrilled to collaborate with the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE) and Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario (EAPO) to develop a virtual workshop on Initiating a Dialogue on Dementia & Elder Abuse. The Alzheimer Society of Ontario and Alzheimer Society of B.C. provided crucial input along the way.

This workshop, hosted by trained older adults will be available online (for the time being), and hosted multiple times over the next few months.
The first available date is November 29, 2021 at 2 PM Eastern and will be hosted by community supporters The 519. REGISTER HERE

A few facts about elder abuse and dementia:

  • NICE's National Prevalence Study of the Mistreatment of Older Adults in Canada revealed that older adults who experience a situation of abuse tend to turn to their peers and friends before anyone else to talk about their abuse.

  • Among older adults living with dementia, increased cognitive and physical impairments highten the risk of experiencing abuse and neglect.

  • According to the World Health Organization (2016), globally, approximately 2 out of 3 people living with dementia have  experienced abused.  

iddea general poster nov2021About NICE's project

  • The overarching goal of the project is to educate older adults, particularly those living with dementia, as well as their caregivers, supporters and friends about elder abuse and neglect.
    • NICE aims to help build a strong, informed system of support and prevention around older adults
  • A peer-based approach was chosen to  bring a unique perspective to older adults and community members.
  • The workshops will be delivered by trained older adults with the support of the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE).




  • Awareness: Foster a space to raise awareness about elder abuse and neglect among people who live with dementia.
  • Knowledge: Provide the most up to date information and resources.
  • Research: Gatther data on the effectiveness of the workshops.
  • Empowerment: Support older adults and people impacted by elder abuse and neglect to speak up and intervene.

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