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cover niceinfographicCNPEA collaborated with the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE) and Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario (EAPO) to develop a virtual workshop and an infographic 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. Click on the image to access the infographic.

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.  

About 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 were 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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