About MINT

Navigating memory care can be difficult. We make it easy by serving as a single access point for high-quality memory care at every step of your journey.

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Every day, people living with dementia and other memory disorders go undiagnosed or under-treated, placing avoidable strain on individuals and their families.

MINT Memory Clinics are helping to close these gaps by offering timely access to compassionate memory care and navigational supports, all in one place that’s close to home.

Dr. Linda Lee

As a family physician with expertise in caring for the elderly, Dr. Linda Lee recognized gaps in care for people living with memory difficulties, including dementia. Together with her team in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, she created MINT Memory Clinics, an integrated, team-based model of care that helps build capacity and improve access to high-quality memory care.

MINT MEMORY CLINICS

At MINT Memory Clinics, you and your family are supported by a multispeciality, interprofessional team of family doctors, nurses, social workers, pharmacists and others that is specially trained in caring for people living with dementia and other memory difficulties. The team also works closely with your own family doctor, and with members of community groups like the Alzheimer’s Society, and specialist physicians to ensure
your care needs are met.

TRAINING

The MINT Memory Clinic model trains teams of health care providers to deliver high-quality memory care through a standardized, nationally-accredited training program. After training, teams continue to receive further mentorship and support to establish a MINT Memory Clinic within their communities. Through this model, primary care teams are building local capacity to care for persons living with dementia and support caregivers, too.

With significant success and positive patient and caregiver feedback, the MINT Memory Clinic model continues to spread to more and more communities. Thanks to funding and support from provincial programs, health charities, and the Government of Ontario, there are now more than 100 MINT Memory Clinics.

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