Canadian Dementia Knowledge
Translation Network (CDKTN)
What is the CDKTN?
What is this network accomplishing?
Three key theme areas (activities) form the CDKTN network:
Education and Training in Knowledge Translation (Lead: Dr. Howard Feldman, Professor and Head of the Division of Neurology at the University of British Columbia).
Canadian Dementia Resource and Knowledge Exchange (Lead: Dr. Kenneth J. Le Clair, Professor and Chair of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at Queen’s University).
Patient/Caregiver Centered Knowledge Translation (Lead: Dr. Kenneth Rockwood, Professor of Medicine, Geriatric Medicine & Neurology at Dalhousie University and Capital Health, and Kathryn Allen Weldon Professor of Alzheimer Research, Dalhousie University.)
These theme areas are operating in an integrative way to develop:
- Curricula and training programs in KT&E
- Training opportunities for researchers that will cross themes, disciplines, and levels of expertise.
- Recent Awards Programs for researchers:
- Research and Training Awards Program in KT and Dementia (partnership with Alzheimer Society of Canada)
- Education and Training KT Award Program issued to founding members of CDKTN
- A national knowledge exchange network.
- KT&E conferences and workshops.
- Research partnerships between industry, academic researchers, clinicians, caregivers, and persons with dementia.
- Pilot research projects related to dementia-related KT&E.
- Research priorities based on the needs of caregivers and persons with dementia.
- New patient-centered models and approaches for KT&E.
- A database of the experience of dementia from the perspective of those with dementia.