News Coverage



November 19, 2018: “It was 24/7”: Coping with the stress of being my mother’s caregiver (via the Huffington Post)

November 19, 2018: Audio: Estimated 500K young people in Ontario are caring for someone, survey finds (via CBC)

November 19, 2018: ‘Spotlight’ report released on Ontario’s caregivers (via the Change Foundation)

November 16, 2018: Author Mike Barnes has a message for caregivers: You are not alone (via CBC)

November 12, 2018: “But he’s still there. He’s still my Dad.” Watch Kerri’s story (via the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba)

November 12, 2018: The complex relationship between dementia and domestic violence (via The Conversation)

November 7, 2018: Creating a dementia care strategy (via TVO)

November 5, 2018: Dispelling the common myths about dementia (via the Toronto Star)



October 17, 2018: News is spreading about the Canadian Charter of Rights for People with Dementia is spreading (via Hospital News)

October 8, 2018: “We need to stop expecting people with dementia to look, act, and be a certain way” (via Welcome to Dementialand)

October 3, 2018: How long-term care homes are changing their environments to accommodate people with dementia (via the New Yorker)

October 2, 2018: Dementia is different for everyone and needs personal attention (via



September 21, 2018: Alzheimer Society of P.E.I. launches awareness campaign to fight stigma against dementia (via CBC News)

September 18, 2018: “Hello, my name is Roger Marple.” Dementia advocate talks about battling stigma and living well (via Dementia Alliance International)

September 17, 2018: What does the Canadian Charter of Rights for People with Dementia mean to Mario Gregorio? (via Vancouver Coastal Health)

September 14, 2018: “Hello, my name is Phyllis Fehr” (via Dementia Alliance International)

September 11, 2018 : What are your thoughts on the new Charter of Rights for People with Dementia? With Alzheimer Society of Canada CEO Pauline Tardif and dementia awareness advocate Roger Marple (audio via Stitcher)

September 10, 2018 : New Charter of Rights for People with Dementia can be used to complement existing Bill of Rights in long-term care homes (via OMNI Health Care)

September 7, 2018 : “I Had Alzheimer’s. But I Wasn’t Ready to Retire.” (via the New York Times)

September 7, 2018: Alzheimer Society of Canada CEO Pauline Tardif and dementia awareness advocate Roger Marple discuss the first-ever Canadian Charter of Rights for People with Dementia (audio via Stitcher)

September 5, 2018: People living with dementia have created the first-ever Canadian Charter of Rights for people with dementia (via OMNI Health Care)



August 30, 2018: People with dementia “suffer in silence” in hospitals because they are unable to communicate the pain they are in, according to a UK study (via The Daily Telegraph)

August 29, 2018: Number of people with dementia set to double in Ireland, but stigma ‘leading to delayed diagnosis’ (via The Journal)



July 30, 2018: My hopes if I develop dementia: Lessons from my life’s practice (via Revera Living)

July 29, 2018: Who is caring for the caregivers? Our loved ones’ well-being depends on them (via CBC)

July 1, 2018: Alberta caregiver has a personal reason to see changes in dementia care (via CBC)



June 29, 2018: Toronto Mayor John Tory wants ‘The Fix’ in Toronto care homes (via the Toronto Star)

June 27, 2018: Video: Caregiver Catherine Ann Kelly talks about caregiver stress (via Global News)

June 27, 2018: Video: Alzheimer Society of Canada CEO Pauline Tardif comments on recent report on dementia caregivers in distress (via CTV News)

June 27, 2018: Video: Research shows the toll dementia has on seniors, caretakers (via CTV National News)

June 26, 2018: Video: Nearly half of unpaid caregivers for seniors with dementia experience distress (via CTV)

June 26, 2018: Report: Almost half of unpaid caregivers of seniors with dementia experience distress (via CBC)

June 22, 2018: Canada’s justice system is not prepared for people with dementia, according to advocacy organization Dementia Justice (via the Ottawa Citizen)

June 19, 2018: UK doctors should recognize the ‘human value’ of people with dementia, says watchdog (via the Daily Mail)

June 04, 2018: After homeowner missed deadline due to dementia, Calgary councillor pushes to waive late-tax penalties on compassionate grounds (via CBC News)



May 22, 2018: People with dementia face significant stigma and social isolation, according to UK survey (via Politics Home)

May 14, 2018: Alzheimer Society of Canada CEO named co-chair of Ministerial Advisory Board on Dementia (via the Alzheimer Society of Canada)

May 1, 2018: Care home in Winnipeg aims to give “world class” care for people with dementia (via the Winnipeg Free Press)



April 27, 2018: Dan Levitt: If you live long enough, be prepared to be discriminated against because of your age (via the Vancouver Sun)

April 9, 2018: Alzheimer’s Awareness Month spokesperson Mary Beth Wighton selected as an Everyday Political Citizen (via Samara Canada)



March 17, 2018: More than 40,000 Manitobans will have dementia by 2038 (via the Winnipeg Free Press)

March 11, 2018: Living well with dementia: Roger Marple writes about the stigma he’s faced (via the Early Onset Dementia Alberta Foundation)

March 4, 2018: Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in his early 50s, an Ottawa hockey coach finds support from his favourite team—his family (via the Ottawa Citizen)

March 1, 2018: Alzheimer Society of Manitoba and Winnipeg Art Gallery team up to start art program for people living with dementia (via CTV News)

March 1, 2018: Sault Ste. Marie couple face dementia diagnosis with positivity and a little help (via the Sault Star)



February 14, 2018: “Love-lock” sculpture in Calgary raises awareness about people living with dementia (via Global News)

February 13, 2018: Awareness campaign with Roger Marple is featured in the February issue of Home and LongTerm Care New(via Home and LongTerm Care News)

February 1, 2018: Alzheimer’s Awareness Month may be over, but the campaign to end stigma is not (via the North Island Gazette)

February 1, 2018: Durham artist donates photo series depicting stories of both a person living with dementia and a caregiver (via the Owen Sound Times)



January 27, 2018: Nova Scotia caregivers talk about their role in the dementia journey (via the Chronicle Herald)

January 27, 2018: B.C. town recognizes Alzheimer’s Awareness Month; New Westminster recently became the first municipal council in the province to build a dementia friendly action plan (via the New Westminster Record)

January 26, 2018: Nelson’s dementia caregivers learn to let go (via the Nelson Star)

January 25, 2018: Oliver woman has dementia and is not ashamed of it (via the Oliver Chronicle)

January 25, 2018: Awareness campaign aims to end stigma against dementia in Quesnel (via the Quesnel Observer)

January 25, 2018: Young Calgary caregiver speaks out on impact of Alzheimer’s on her family (via the Calgary Herald)

January 25, 2018: Bayfield couple refuses to let dementia hijack their lives (via the Clinton News Record)

January 25, 2018: 3 out of 4 Canadians know someone with dementia (via the Sault Online)

January 24, 2018: 1 in 3 Canadians prefer not to know if they have dementia (via Global News)

January 24, 2018: Oxford County family share their experience of living with dementia and the stigma they feared (via the Woodstock Sentinel Review)

January 23, 2018: Video: Panel discussion on stigma against people living with dementia (via the Alzheimer Society of Cornwall and District and YourTV)

January 22, 2018: Telling stories and changing perspectives (via the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex and the London Free Press)

January 19, 2018: Alzheimer Society campaign aims to end stigma (via the Westman Journal)

January 17, 2018: Mental wellness and living with dementia – Alzheimer’s Awareness Month (via the Mental Health Commission of Canada)

January 15, 2018: Stigma remains a hurdle for Ontario woman living with dementia – Mary Beth Wighton’s story (via

January 15, 2018: Time is now to end dementia’s stigma (via Omni Health Care)

January 13, 2018: ‘Increased urgency’ in dementia research as Canada’s population continues to age (via CBC News)

January 11, 2018: Fighting the stigma – what it means to live with Alzheimer’s (video via Global News)

January 11, 2018: Alzheimer Society’s 2018 campaign aiming to end dementia’s stigma (via OMNI Health Care)

January 10, 2018: January marks Alzheimer Awareness Month (via Red Deer Express)

January 10, 2018: New campaign to destigmatize dementia (video via Global News)

January 10, 2018: Reducing the stigma surrounding Alzheimer’s – Interview with Alzheimer Society of Canada CEO Pauline Tardif (audio via ON Point with Alex Pierson)

January 9, 2018: Hatter selected for national Alzheimer’s awareness campaign (via Medicine Hat News)

January 9, 2018: Campaign Aims to Shed Stigma Surrounding Alzheimer’s Disease (via

January 8, 2018: Alzheimer’s Awareness Month Sparks Conversations (via Manitoba Post)

January 8, 2018: Alzheimer Society campaign aims to end stigma (video via Global News)

January 8, 2018: Alzheimer Awareness Month (video via CTV News Winnipeg)

January 8, 2018: Living a fulfilled life with Alzheimer’s – Roger Marple’s story (video via Global National)

January 8, 2018: Canadians with dementia face pervasive stigma, Alzheimer Society says (via Globe and Mail)

January 8, 2018: Stigma a major issue for Canadians living with dementia, says Alzheimer Society (via National Post)

January 8, 2018: Stigma a major issue for Canadians living with dementia: Alzheimer Society (via CTV News)

January 8, 2018: Stigma a major issue for Canadians living with dementia, says Alzheimer Society (via

January 8, 2018: LEVY: Woman, 51, living her best life with dementia (via Toronto Sun)

The campaign to end stigma doesn’t end with Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Read the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s letters to local communities thanking them for their positive responses and continued support for Alzheimer’s Awareness:

Media releases

January 16, 2018: Astronaut Steve MacLean becomes the ambassador of the Federation of Quebec Alzheimer Societies

January 8, 2018: Almost 50% of Canadians would not want others to know if they had dementia, says new survey. Alzheimer Society campaign aims to end stigma



April 30, 2018: “I am a person with dementia and a person with rights.” Part three: Establishing human rights for Canadians with dementia

April 3, 2018: National Carers Day 2018: Naomi’s five keys to caregiving

March 11, 2018: Brain Health Week 2018: Mario’s three keys to living well

March 7, 2018: “I am a person with dementia and a person with rights.” Part two: Understanding dementia from a human rights’ perspective

January 25, 2018: “I am a person with dementia and a person with rights.” Part one: Becoming a force for change—Phyllis Fehr’s story

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