News Coverage

 

June

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

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

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

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

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

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 OurWindsor.ca)

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 ChrisD.ca)

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 TBNewsWatch.com)

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

 

Blog

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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