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 the party which featured art, music, and poetry created and performed by people in the memory loss community. Bellingham’s Dementia Support Northwest provided food preparation, music, and volunteers and we were honoured with a beautiful Tai Chi demonstration by a local Vancouver group. Dementia Without Borders provided an opportunity for motivated individuals in both Canada and the United States to discover new friendships founded through support for more inclusive, unified communities.
Links to news stories about this event are included below.