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About Us

Thank you to our interdisciplinary team who contributed their time and expertise to the development of the Behaviours in Dementia Toolkit:

The Behaviours in Dementia Toolkit was created by the Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health (CCSMH). CCSMH is a national, charitable organization with a mission to promote the mental health of seniors by connecting people, ideas and resources. The CCSMH works under the umbrella of the Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry (CAGP). This initiative has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Public Health Agency of Canada.


Nick Ubels, MLIS, CCSMH knowledge broker

Dr. Lauren Albrecht, PhD, CCSMH knowledge mobilization manager

Clinical leads

Dr. Dallas Seitz, MD, PhD, CCSMH co-chair; University of Calgary

Dr. David Conn, MB, FRCPC, CCSMH co-chair; Baycrest; University of Toronto

Elder’s welcome

Elder Larry Frost

Working group members

Claire Checkland, BA, CCSMH executive director

Brenda Martinussen, MA, MHM, CHE, CCSMH director of policy & projects

Dr. Mark Rapoport, MD, FRCPC,  professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto; staff psychiatrist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Gary Naglie, MD, FRCPC, FGSA, professor, Department of Medicine and Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, University of Toronto; VP, Medical Affairs & chief of staff; and chief, Department of Medicine, Baycrest Health Sciences

Dr. Stacey Hatch, PhD, RP

Supporting CCSMH staff

Carolyn Brandly, MA-L, CCSMH knowledge broker

Angel Long, BSW, Lib Tech, CCSMH library technician

Esther Koh, MLIS, CCSMH professional experience placement student & contract staff

Lisabelle Tan, MLIS candidate, CCSMH professional experience placement student & contract staff

Kara Wychnenka, CCSMH executive assistant

Brenda Lesperance, CCSMH executive assistant

Website Designers

Thank you to Frolic Design, Inc. for helping us realize our vision for the Behaviours in Dementia Toolkit.


Maya Patrich – link


Many thanks to the people living with dementia, care partners, health care professionals and organizations that contributed feedback in the development of this website. Your support was invaluable to the development of the Toolkit. We couldn’t have done it without you.

A special thank you to our Toolkit post contributors:

Want to connect with us?

If you have a question, concern, or kudos please let us know by using the contact form below or emailing us at [email protected]. We’d love to hear from you.