Okanagan Embrace Aging 2023

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Okanagan Embrace Aging 2023
Website
https://OkanaganEmbraceAging.com
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Location

via Zoom webinar

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Date

Wed Mar 08 2023

Time

PST
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost

Free and open to the public - Everyone is welcome

Stigma, Dementia, and COVID-19: Insights from social media and lived experience

Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PST
via Zoom – REGISTER HERE
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 will explore stigma of dementia in the COVID-19 pandemic by sharing insights from Twitter research and lived experience. They will also identify strategies for moving forward to address stigma of dementia in the pandemic.
Presenters
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