TYPE OF EVENT
TEDxUofT 2017 – Liza Futerman
Dementia & Stigma
TEDxUofT is an annual conference, designed to gather the brightest minds in the University of Toronto community to spark conversation and connection. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. We’re building a platform of free knowledge and entertainment from the some of the world’s most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at our annual conference.
Liza Futerman is currently a CIHR-funded PhD researcher, and a dementia care activist. Following her mom’s diagnosis with Alzheimer’s at the age of 58, she was motivated to understand how to better support and care for her mom, dad and herself.Since then, she’s worked to learn more about research-based practice-informed ideas on how to use the arts, creativity, humour, education and technology to inspire, empower and enhance the quality of life of those affected by dementia and Alzheimer’s.
She is the founder of Arts For Dementia, De-pathologizing Dementia and the author of Keeper of the Clouds.