PODCASTS & WEBINARS
Challenges in Recruiting People with Dementia into Advocacy Roles
Vancouver Island-based Lynn Jackson, a retired nurse living with Frontotemporal Dementia, joined Dr. Alison Phinney and
Community Research Coordinator Dr. Andréa Monteiro in conversation about challenges around recruiting people with lived experience to advocacy roles in community support and
Fear and Stigma in Dementia: A Dementia Dialogue Podcast
Dr. Alison Phinney and prolific BC based
artist and dementia advocate Granville
Johnson spoke about the fear and stigma
associated with dementia, and the work they’re doing to combat that. “People with dementia come from all walks of life. They’re professionals: medical experts, lawyers, designers… They were world builders in their own right long before they were diagnosed with dementia. And those skill sets and talents are still there, but society tends to shut them out.”
The Case for Engaging People with Dementia in Community Efforts
The webinar discusses the asset-based community development approach we have taken to building out support for people with dementia, guiding our communities into a more dementia-friendly, inclusive way of being. Every initiative we tackle increases awareness and helps to combat some of the stigma associated with the condition. Stigma is one of the largest deterrents to living well with dementia.
Through Our Eyes: A Presentation by People Living with Dementia and Care Partners on Stigma & Interacting with People with Dementia
This webinar presentation was developed and presented in partnership with people with dementia and care partners. We will discuss the appropriate language and communication to use with people living with dementia, as well as the associated stigma. This discussion can inform interactions with people living with dementia during the current environment and beyond.