- Wed Mar 08 2023
Stigma, Dementia, and COVID-19: Insights from social media and lived experience
Stigma of dementia is one of the greatest barriers for people living with dementia and their care partners. Studies show that stigma can lead to social isolation, low self-esteem, and depression. However, a paucity of research examines stigma of dementia during the pandemic. In this presentation, Dr. Juanita-Dawne Bacsu, Myrna Norman, and Wayne Hykaway explore stigma of dementia in the COVID-19 pandemic by sharing insights from Twitter research and lived experience. They also identify strategies for moving forward to address stigma of dementia in the pandemic.
Dr. Juanita-Dawne Bacsu, Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Nursing and Population Health; Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Thompson Rivers University
Advocates for People with Dementia and Caregivers
Myrna Norman, Patient Perspective
Wayne Hykaway, Caregiver Perspective