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TREC celebrates 10 years

Message from the Scientific Director

Ten years ago, our small group of researchers and sector stakeholders began a deliberate journey to improve residential long-term care. As I think about the past ten years, Churchill’s words float in—the first quality that is needed is audacity. We started with a big idea—a 20-year horizon and a wide ranging scope—and with lofty aspirations for better care and quality of life. That idea was more than a little audacious. It did not occur to us that we might not succeed or that our goal was not shared by the majority or that we could not create a unique space for both improvements in care and exciting ideas to flourish. Neither did we appreciate the size of the task or the capacity building that would be needed. A decade later and perhaps half way—at least some way—into the journey, I am proud of what we have accomplished but more, I am eager to see us realize the significant potential that is there, ready to be tapped.
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Celebratory AGM in Banff, Alberta

We celebrated TREC's 10 year anniversary at our AGM in Banff, Alberta. We hosted over 140 dignitaries, collaborators, and friends, and shared stories of how TREC has changed their and others' lives. 
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Watch Sube Banerjee's keynote from the AGM

Why quality of life is what it’s all about in dementia - Dr Sube Banerjee
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Why quality of life is what it’s all about in dementia
VOICES committee members Faye Forbes, Phyllis Fehr and Jim Mann announce the launch of the national dementia strategy at the TREC AGM

National dementia strategy

During our AGM we also celebrated the launch of the national dementia strategy with the passing of Bill C-233. Jim Mann announced the fresh news at our evening reception on June 22, 2017, that Canada will become the 30th country to launch a national dementia strategy. The national strategy for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, addresses the overwhelming scale, impact and cost of dementia in Canada.
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TREC congratulates

Greta Cummings becomes Dean of Nursing

TREC investigator Dr Greta Cummings became the Dean of the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta. Please join us in congratulating Greta, and we wish her the best in her new position.
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Joanne Profetto-McGrath lifetime achievement award

TREC investigator Dr Joanne Profetto-McGrath recieved the lifetime achievement award from the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta. Our heartfelt congratulations to Joanne for this well deserved award.
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TREC research in the news

Serious pain afflicts a third of nursing home residents in last six months of life

University of Alberta News
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Many nursing home residents spend last months alive in pain

UBC Applied Science News
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TREC walked for Alzheimer's

TREC staff and investigators joined Alzheimer Society's Walk for Alzheimer's events in Vancouver, Kelowna, and Edmonton. The weather was beautiful for all locations and walkers had a great time showing off their TREC blue t-shirts. Together the TREC team raised $2,475 for Alzheimer's research. Way to go TREC Team!
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New TREC publications

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Pain Trajectories of Nursing Home Residents Nearing Death

Thompson GN, Doupe M, Reid RC, Baumbusch J, Estabrooks CA

Journal of the American Medical Directors Association

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Effective strategies to motivate nursing home residents in oral care and to prevent or reduce responsive behaviors to oral care: A systematic review

Hoben M, Kent A, Kobagi N, Huynh KT, Clarke A, Yoon MN


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