Nunavumi Angnait Katujiqatigigit

Nunavut Inuit Women’s Association

ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᕐᓇᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖏᑦ

Circle of Care Dementia Project: seeking Inuit caregivers to share advice

With funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada Dementia Community Investment Fund, the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) and Amautiit Nunavut Inuit Women’s Association are seeking input on the contents of a toolkit to help family members and friends caring for people living with dementia.*

Are you a caregiver who would be interested in being interviewed? If so, please contact us as soon as possible so we can set up an interview. An honorarium will be offered. The interviews will be conducted by phone by bilingual English-Inuktut interviewers hired for the project. The interviews will probably last about 90-120 minutes. Confidentially and consent protocols have been set up for the project. NWAC and Amautiit are also committed to ensuring that the results of this work are made available to everyone who participates.

If you are caring for someone with dementia and would like to be interviewed (honorarium of $150), please contact: Priscilla Kuksuk, (English and Inuktitut) or Julie Harris, Amautiit, at

**What is dementia? Dementia is an umbrella term for a variety of brain disorders. Symptoms include loss of memory, judgement and reasoning, and changes in mood and behaviour. Brain function is affected enough to interfere with a person’s ability to function at work, in relationships or in everyday activities.