Champion for Dementia
Are you willing and able to take the next step in making a difference in the lives of Ontarians living with dementia? Do you have a personal connection to this disease and want to see change in our community?
By becoming a Champion for Dementia you will be advocating for improved supports and policies for persons with dementia and their families. This is done regionally and provincially by:
- Meeting with Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) to help support our cause and promote within the Legislature
- Meeting with local candidates during provincial election time to further educate
- General awareness activities in local communities
Some tasks and responsibilities of a Dementia Champion include:
- Becoming familiar with our election asks
- Scheduling and attending meetings with MPPs to talk about how they can help people with dementia, caregivers and family members in their community if elected
- Raising awareness through writing to your local newspapers or speaking on local radio shows etc.
"I became a Champion for Dementia because my husband was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Having experienced the difficulties of caregiving personally, I want to work to improve the lives of people with Alzheimer’s and their families in whatever way I can." -Susan Bithrey. Thunder Bay, Ontario
If you are interested in becoming a Champion for Dementia today please contact Felicia White.