Dementia Talks! Canada – A new online webinar series

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A new digital discussion series that centres the conversation on dementia, with researchers and people with lived experience sharing their stories, tips and insights.

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Let's talk about dementia in Canada

Dementia Talks! Canada

In Dementia Talks! Canada, a new partnership between the Alzheimer Society of Canada and Brain Canada, learn more about dementia in Canada through a collection of topic-focused conversations!

In each digital discussion featured in this webinar series, you'll get to know more about a particular issue. Through a Dementia Talk, you'll find out about:

  • What the latest research is saying about the topic;
  • What resources and supports are available to help you or someone you know; and
  • How people living with dementia, their care partners and their families are being affected by the topic – including their tips and insights for how to manage and live well.

And there's no registration fee! Each Dementia Talk is free to attend. As well, each webinar will have French language interpretation available

Raise your awareness through a variety of topics

Dementia is one of the most commonly diagnosed diseases in Canada – right now, it's estimated that there are more than 500,000 people living with dementia in Canada alone, and 1 in 5 Canadians have experience caring for a person living with dementia. So there's a lot to talk about with dementia!

Some of the topics you can learn about through a Dementia Talk include:

  • The personal stories and research related to young onset dementia (when dementia is diagnosed under the age of 65);
  • The unique experiences – and challenges – of people living with dementia who identify as two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and/or other gender identities, expressions and sexual orientations;
  • COVID-19 and the pandemic's impact on people living with dementia in Canada;
  • How assistive devices and the latest technologies can make dementia support easier; and
  • Much, much more!

Hear from the experts

Each Dementia Talk will feature a variety of panellists from a variety of different backgrounds, experiences and insights related to dementia.

Each panellist is an expert on dementia in their own way – whether they are conducting dementia research, providing support for people affected by dementia or have direct lived experience as a person living with dementia, care partner or family member.

Get the answers you need to know

Do you have a question about a particular issue related to dementia? Each Dementia Talk will have a Question & Answer Session at the end.

It's a great opportunity to speak directly to an expert and find out what kind of knowledge and support can help you!

Check a Dementia Talk out now

Want to get an idea of what a talk is like? Check out our first Dementia Talk below, Growing the Conversation on Young Onset Dementia, featuring four people with personal and/or research experiences with young onset dementia in Canada sharing their knowledge, stories and perspectives.

Register for the next Dementia Talk!

Join us on Zoom on Wednesday, May 22, at 12 p.m. Eastern Time for our next online panel, Turning up the Volume on 2SLGBTQI Needs in the Dementia Space.

[FREE WEBINAR] Turning up the Volume on 2SLGBTQI Needs in the Dementia Space

Canada
Wed, Jun 22, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online

Join us online for a free and important panel discussing the unique experiences – and challenges – of people living with dementia and care partners who identify as two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and/or other gender identities, expressions and sexual orientations.

Learn more
Dementia Talks! Canada - Turning up the Volume on 2SLGBTQI Needs in the Dementia Space

Where can you find out about future Dementia Talks?

  • Bookmark this webpage and keep checking it for future updates! We'll also be putting past recordings on this webpage as well!
  • Follow the Alzheimer Society of Canada and Brain Canada on social media for announcements, information and registration links!

Questions? Suggestions? Please contact [email protected] if you would like to find out more about Dementia Talks! Canada. We'd love to hear your thoughts!

The partnership behind this series

Dementia Talks! Canada is brought to you by a partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada and Brain Canada, two of Canada's leading national non-profit organizations focused on research and supports on neurocognitive disorders such as dementia and brain health.

About the Alzheimer Society of Canada

Alzheimer Society of Canada

The Alzheimer Society is Canada’s leading nationwide health charity for people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Active in communities across Canada, the Society provides information, programs and services to those living with a diagnosis and their caregivers.

The Alzheimer Society Research Program is Canada’s leading funder of research into better understanding the causes of dementia, improving treatment and care, and towards finding cures. 

About Brain Canada

Brain Canada Foundation / Fondation Brain Canada

Brain Canada plays a unique and invaluable role as a national convenor of the community of those who support and advance brain research.

A greater understanding of how the brain works will contribute to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of disorders of the brain, thereby improving the health outcomes of Canadians.

Brain Canada’s main areas of focus are fundraising, granting and strengthening the brain research community.

Check out the past Dementia Talks!