Technology Providing Support for Caregivers of People Living With Dementia
The Dementia Association for Awareness and Support (DAAS)
DAAS provides support for caregivers of people living with dementia through technology solutions. We do this through innovative services and resources that deliver personalized care navigation. Caregivers often find themselves in unexpected roles, unequipped for the challenges ahead, and, as a result, their mental health suffers from feeling overwhelmed and helpless.
Our services and resources bridge the gap between the care and the cure sectors. This bridge allows caregivers to navigate the system and access the resources they need for support.
Our goal is to reduce caregiver burnout by improving wellness outcomes for caregivers throughout the caregiving journey.
Support For Caregivers - Services
We use technology to help promote dementia awareness and support. Check out our core services, including Tusk: The Care Navigation Tool and the Life with Dementia Podcast.
Support for Caregivers - Resources
Check out our top free resources. These resources provide support for caregivers and those living with dementia.
Did you Know?
Dementia is a disease in which there is deterioration in memory, thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday activities.
Alzheimer disease is the most common form of dementia and may contribute to 60-70% of cases.
Caregivers of people living with dementia put in more hours and experience higher levels of distress than those providing care for other seniors.
Caregivers would benefit from increased support to help them navigate the challenges of caring for someone living with dementia.
The risk of developing dementia doubles every five years past the age of 65.
Mean hours of informal care are provided per week to seniors with dementia.