This World Alzheimer’s Month, help us demystify advocacy!

British Columbia
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. advocates stood together.

Advocacy starts with the willingness to share one’s story to help others understand the impact of the disease. To mark World Alzheimer’s Month, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. invites you to “Demystifying advocacy,” a two-part conversation on what it means to be a dementia advocate, taking place on September 28 and 29.

Moderated by the Society’s CEO Maria Howard, these two virtual panel discussions are an opportunity to hear from experts as they share their stories and have frank conversations about what it takes to make change happen.

The first session, “Changing your situation,” focuses on individual advocacy – advocating for a family member or oneself within the health-care system. The second session, “Changing the system,” will focus on how people can advocate for broader change within the health-care system.

To register for the sessions, click the appropriate link below.

Changing your situation

  • Date and time: September 28, 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Panelists: Myrna Norman (person living with dementia), Naomi Mison (caregiver) and Emily Clough (Partner, Clark Wilson LLP).
  • Register or join on the day: Click here.

Changing the system

  • Date and time: September 29, 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Panelists: Mario Gregorio (person living with dementia), Paul Blanchet (caregiver) and Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors Ronna-Rae Leonard.
  • Register or join on the day: Click here.