Speaking Up About Dementia: A Simple Guide to Raising Your Voice
Everyone has a role to play in bringing attention to dementia issues. The Alzheimer Society of B.C. recently released Speaking Up About Dementia: A Simple Guide to Raising Your Voice to support grassroots advocates who are interested in making a difference in their communities.
This new resource speaks to:
- What advocacy is.
- How to speak to others about dementia issues.
- How to engage politicians through letter writing or in-person meetings.
- How social and print media can make a difference.
Speaking to others about dementia issues reduces the stigma associated with the disease; it also spreads knowledge and information about what is needed as dementia affects more and more people in B.C. Even small actions can add up to a very powerful voice when many people deliver a consistent message.