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What a Wonderful World it Can Be When We Reimagine Dementia

Tuesday – July 6th, 2021 – 2pm EDT, 1pm CDT, 12pm MDT, 11am PDT & 7pm London BST, 8pm South Africa SAST, and on the 25th at 4am in Australia AEST

Our Host, Lori La Bey will be talking with Pia Kontos a senior scientist at the KITE-Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She is an activist academic who draws on the arts to challenge stigma associated with dementia and transform the culture of dementia care.

In addition, Phyllis Fehr will be joining us.  Phyllis promotes the abilities of people living with dementia by advocating for people living with this disease both locally and nationally.  Phyllis has spoken at the Senate of Canada, the United Nations, and the World Health Organization from a lived experience perspective, educating about stigma associated with dementia.

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Join Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Tuesday Learn about the Play “Cracked – New Light on Dementia” Plus Memory/Alzheimer’s Cafes

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Learn about the Play “Cracked – New Light on Dementia”

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Our guest to discuss the play “Cracked” are Sherry Dupuis , Julia Gray and Mary Ellen MacLean from the play “CRACKED.”

cracked julia pic cracked Mary Ellen head shot cracked play Sherry The play is an innovative research-based theatre production that casts a critical light on society’s one-dimensional view of dementia as an unmitigated tragedy. The play raises questions about the predominant discourse of loss that defines current conceptions of dementia, and the dehumanizing care practices that still prevail in institutional care settings. Inspired in part by Leonard Cohen’s words in Anthem, the play is intended to inspire alternative ways of seeing persons with dementia, instill the importance of maintaining strong relationships with them, and reinforce the imperative for good ethical care.

cracked_play_snapThe play is based on research conducted by Drs. Sherry Dupuis, Gail Mitchell, Pia Kontos, and Christine Jonas-Simpson, all of whom are health researchers who specialize in the areas of aging, dementia, and research-based drama as a powerful catalyst for culture change. Developed collaboratively with a group of artists, persons with dementia, and their families Cracked is grounded in the idea that relationships must be front and centre when providing care for persons with dementia, memory in all of its forms must be valorized, self-expression must be nurtured, and the humanity of those who are living with dementia must be fully supported. Video created by Anthony Grani.


memory alzheimers cafe decriptionThe second half of our show we will be talking with Jytte Lokvig and Carole Larkin on Memory and Alzheimer’s Cafes.

jytte new photo - CopyJytte Lokvig grew up in Copenhagen, Denmark. She’s an artist, educator and counselor. Since 1994, Dr. Lokvig has worked with the elderly, especially those with severe memory loss. Her books, workshops and training programs have helped numerous families and caregivers develop better approaches and skills, improving the lives of everyone involved. In 2008 Dr. Lokvig opened the first Alzheimer’s Café in the northern hemisphere. The Santa Fe, NM café set the standard known as the American Model of the Alzheimer’s Café. These cafés honor the whole person, dementia and all, but are focused on the emotional and social needs of everyone.

carole_larkin_pic_jpegCarole Larkin MA, CMC, CAEd, DCP, QDCS, EICS is a nationally known expert in Alzheimer’s and related Dementias care. She is a Certified Geriatric Care Manager who specializes in helping families with Alzheimer’s and related dementias issues. She consults with families on the telephone and in person, on family problems related to the dementias. She trains caregivers in person and via video. One of her training videos is on You Tube. Other videos are on the videos page of her company’s website.

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