Welcome - Spring 2019

Lisa Poole, shown here with her father, John. Photographed by Laura Colpitts Photography.

Lisa Poole, shown here with her father, John. Photographed by Laura Colpitts Photography.

People around the world are demanding better for those who are impacted by dementia. Alberta’s upcoming provincial election and Canada’s upcoming federal election are the perfect opportunities to speak up and educate politicians about the impacts of dementia on you and your family. Need ideas? Check out “Queries for the Candidate” for questions to ask candidates, provided by Kim Brundrit of Dementia Network Calgary. 

Ron Posno and Dana Livingstone are two Canadians who have been speaking up. They are challenging Canada’s MAID legislation. Read the story “Death and Decisions” to better understand the complexities of this important and controversial issue. 

Susan McCauley is another Canadian who is speaking up. McCauley, along with other respected dementia experts like Dr. Allen Power, are urging the medical community to discontinue using the label of Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD). Check out “Challenging the BPSD Label” for more details. 

This issue is also packed with stories about new innovations, promising research, risk reduction reminders and people who are helping those impacted by dementia lead the best life possible. 

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Lisa Poolespring 2019