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The Geri-Arctics Ellesmere Island Expedition 2019
Vancouver’s own “Restaurant of Mistaken Orders”

Vancouver’s own “Restaurant of Mistaken Orders”

An idea first conceptualized in Japan, “The Restaurant of Mistaken Orders” made its way to Vancouver last weekend. Organized by the Japanese Dementia Support Association, this small, celebratory event presented a delicious vegan meal (complete with the choice of either mango or caramel pudding) to community members at a Vancouver café. Service was provided by […]

Life story work practice with Deaf sign language users living with dementia (and a reminder of the importance of seeking out your community’s existing assets).

Last Thursday, October 3rd, the CRPD had the privilege of hosting Dr. Emma Ferguson-Coleman from the University of Manchester for a colloquium on her work with Deaf sign language users living with dementia. The very personal stories of families in the UK who face multiple barriers to care and support were shared alongside instances of […]

Upcoming Community Events

Upcoming Community Events

A few events to look out for in the next few weeks: Screening of “I Go Gaga, My Dear” in Richmond, BC on Sunday, September 22nd. This very personal documentary allows the viewer to follow the lives of an elderly Japanese couple through the lens of their documentarian daughter. “My mother has dementia, my father […]

Dementia Advocacy Canada: Online Federal Forum on Dementia

Dementia Advocacy Canada: Online Federal Forum on Dementia

Register for Dementia Advocacy Canada’s Online Federal Forum on Dementia. On Thursday, September 19th from 7:00pm-9:00pm EST (4:00pm-6:00pm PST), learn more about how Canada’s federal political parties plan to implement the National Dementia Strategy. link for registration: https://dementiacanada.zoom.us/…/…/WN_PlGKmiMzQeqFRljOfUwkAA link to Dementia Advocacy Canada’s website: https://dementiacanada.com/  link for National Dementia Strategy: https://www.canada.ca/…/diseases-con…/dementia-strategy.html

Dementia Without Borders a Success!

Dementia Without Borders a Success!

A big thank you to everyone who joined us at our Dementia Without Borders celebration on July 3rd! Community members from both sides of the border gathered at the Peace Arch Provincial Park to celebrate support of dementia-friendly communities. The Centre for Research on Personhood in Dementia and UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center co-hosted […]

National Dementia Strategy for Canada

National Dementia Strategy for Canada

EXCITING NEWS! Canada joined the host of other countries when they finally announced a National Dementia Framework last week. The strategy has three main objectives: to prevent dementia; to advance therapies and find a cure; and to improve the quality of life of people living with dementia and caregivers. Here is a link to the […]

Putting Social Citizenship into Action

Putting Social Citizenship into Action

This is an invitation for people with lived experience of dementia living in the community to take part in a collaborative study. We are hoping to work together on this new project to identify strategies for reducing stigma, promoting community inclusion, and living well with each other in the community. Please get in touch with […]

Dementia Without Borders Poster

Dementia Without Borders Poster

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/dementia-without-borders-tickets-59342750765

Dr. Hildur Kalman