Innovation in Dementia Care




Today, I have an exciting announcement for you that involves robots, the future of health care in our province, and how you can help and potentially win a prize package!



In partnership with Research Manitoba, Victoria General Hospital Foundation has invested in exciting new research from the College of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Manitoba’s Rady Faculty of Health Sciences involving 15 new Telepresence Robots to assist people living with dementia and their caregivers. These robots equipped with video-camera, screen, microphone and speakers will allow caregivers two-way communication with those in their care while they are not in the same location. Now, you might be wondering how you can help. Well… 


We ask for your participation in naming one of these bots – and if your name is selected, you could win a fun prize package!


All you have to do is CLICK HERE, fill out a form, pick a name and you’re entered to win!


You see, though this is the first trial run of these robots, the ultimate goal is to help caregivers lead more healthy and balanced lives while supporting their efforts to sustain quality of life for those living with dementia! What also makes these bots so important is that there are nearly 20,000 Manitobans living with dementia – which is predicted to rise to over 34,000 people by 2038. These robots will help more people in our community to live safely and independently in their homes while providing much needed support to family caregivers. And as more and more Baby Boomers reach their senior years (which the news has dubbed the impending “Grey Tsunami”), they’ll be vital tools to care for those coping with such a difficult disease. 


For these reasons, we truly appreciate your interest and hope you’ll participate in the naming contest for these robots. The winners will be announced May 21, 2021, so don’t wait. CLICK HERE, submit a name and be ready to win!


Thank you,