Knowledge to Action: Building trust

Building Trust is a research and knowledge mobilization project funded by the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada’s Research Program.

The Building Trust project conducted research with Punjabi and Korean speaking populations in B.C. to identify the challenges they face in accessing dementia services and supports, and developed and tested a suite of resources to address these challenges. Innovations include:

ASBC Dementia Friends

Workshops adapted for a Punjabi-speaking (primarily older adult) audience (piloted twice, the second drawing on lessons learned from the first).

Navigating to Care video

This video in Korean includes information on speaking to your doctor about dementia and the signs of Alzheimer’s Disease (ASBC) and system navigation (Fraser Health).

Dementia in the Workplace

A three-hour class to be incorporated into the labour market section of English curriculum delivered by settlement agencies for newcomers to Canada.

Korean Dementia Infocard

A folding business-size card with translated ASBC information - ‘Five Things to Share about Dementia’ and ‘Communication Strategies.’ Includes contact information to Korean-speaking resource at a settlement agency to assist navigation.

In Phase I of the project, the Building Trust team conducted research with Punjabi and Korean speaking populations in BC to identify the challenges they face in accessing dementia services and supports. The Building Trust Story and Appendix summarize the findings. Academic papers and presentations on the project can be found here.

In Phase II, a Suite of innovations was developed to increase access to dementia services and supports that aimed to address the issues identified in the Phase I research. The team fostered relationships with and between the Alzheimer’s Society of BC (ASBC) and immigrant-serving agencies, PICS and MOSAIC, and provided funds and oversight of their collaborative development of four innovations. Pre and post evaluations were conducted with target audiences for each pilot (except the infocard). Download the Project Overview for more details.