This 177-page document is a resource guide to help plan and implement forums specifically designed by and for persons with early-stage dementia and their family partners in care, similar to the A Changing Melody forum hosted by MAREP and partners.
MAREP, in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada, has created an online forum where you can ask your questions and get advice, provide feedback on the toolkit, and share stories. You can access this e-forum from at http://www.alzheimer.ca/MAREPforum/
MAREP would be happy to answer your questions so please use the e-forum to ask your questions and share information with others as you plan your event.
Since 2002, MAREP has been systematically evaluating the forum and its process. We have included for you here a sample of the pre and post-forum evaluations.
We have also included for you the evaluation results.
Evaluation results 2005
Finally, we are providing you with a summary of the comment card collected at each forum.
To date, MAREP and partners have hosted five A Chaning Melody events. Below are samples of four proceedings manuals.
2004 Forum - Giving Voices to People Living With Dementia (Forum Proceedings)
2005 Forum - Taking Control of our Lives (Forum proceedings)
2006 Forum - Fighting Together to Win (Forum proceedings)
2007 Forum - Forging Ahead with Courage and Hope (Forum proceedings)
2008 Forum - Joining Forces: Building Supportive Dementia Communities (Forum proceedings)
Here is a sample partnership agreement that can be useful when forming your planning committee.
We are pleased to provide you with a sample of a poster and a brochure that were used to help promote the A Changing Melody forum.
View a short video featuring Brenda Hounam, a person with dementia, speaking about the A Changing Melody Forum.
View a short video featuring Carl Wilson and Elaine Smith, speaking about the A Changing Melody Forum.
View a short video featuring Elaine Smith, a person with dementia, speaking about the A Changing Melody Forum.
Sponsorship Package - Here is a sample sponsorship package that will help if you are seeking financial support of your event. Sources of funding include pharmaceutical companies, financial institutions, insurance companies, airlines, for profit nursing homes, other organizations with an interest in health and well-being.
A Changing Melody branding logo - the A Changing Melody logo is available for your marketing and promotional purposes. Please contact MAREP at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a high quality graphic file.