Do you know what the Alzheimer Knowledge Exchange (AKE) is?
It’s a virtual network that allows health-care professionals from across Ontario to connect via the internet to share knowledge and best practices as well as build professional partnerships.
Felicia White, a Junior Knowledge Broker with the AKE, recently spoke to us about how the AKE supports health-care professionals in Ontario.
“The Alzheimer Knowledge Exchange is an online community of dedicated professionals who want to improve the quality of life for individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. This group consists of researchers, educators, care providers, policy makers and stakeholder organizations working in dementia-related research, policy or care who meet regularly to collaborate on ideas.
The AKE has three main goals:
- to support the improvement of quality healthcare and delivery through Communities of Practice;
- to nurture health innovations by providing support and resources;
- to build partnerships with other organizations to reduce duplication and foster communication and integration across the care continuum.”
Funded in part by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Alzheimer Knowledge Exchange is hosted by the Alzheimer Society and is a partner with the Seniors Health Research Transfer Network Collaborative (SHRTN).
This week, Felicia White, David Harvey and Phil Caffrey hosted a coffee break for the staff at the Alzheimer Society. Their presentation highlighted the latest news from the AKE and how they’re working with various organizations to disseminate the newest findings about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.