Following my mom’s diagnosis with Alzheimer’s at the age of 58, I was motivated to research how to better support and care for her, my dad and myself.
I’m currently a CIHR-funded PhD candidate and a dementia care culture change activist and advocate. Over the past 3 years I’ve been enriched and inspired by my mom and my dad and empowered by the impact my work has been showing to have on people’s lives!
I wish to share and learn more about research-based practice-informed ideas on how to employ arts, creativity, humour and technology to inspire, empower and enhance quality of life for people living with dementia, family members and health care practitioners at any and every level of society affected by dementia and Alzheimer’s.
I’m also the proud founder of Arts For Dementia which aims to translate the knowledge I acquire through my academic research and put it to practice in the community by aggregating arts based content and activities from all over the world and inspiring people to take an initiative and develop activities and projects in their local communities world wide.
Together we can spread the word, change the negative bias about dementia and pay it forward. It being: “Yes! There are ways to live well and have fun with Dementia! Dementia is NOT the end!”