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Newsletter February 2024


Taking Action Against Stigma and Discrimination

Associated with Dementia

Happy belated new year to our Flipping Stigma community! 

We would like to share an announcement with everyone about a transition happening with the Flipping Stigma team.  

As the funds for the Flipping Stigma project are on their way out, the work of our team continues to press on. Many members of the Flipping Stigma Action Group will continue their advocacy and research work within the Centre for Research on Personhood in Dementia.  

The Action Group has chosen to call themselves the "LIVED EXPERIENCE RESEARCH ADVISORY (LERA)" group. Find out more information about how the group will continue to be involved in research both as a group and as individuals on the updated CRPiD website.   

This newsletter will continue to serve as a way to share information about the Flipping Stigma Toolkit, but it will also be a space for LERA members to share information and updates about their various other research, community work, and artistic endeavors as people living with dementia.  



Granville Johnson Publishes the first instalment of his Autobiography 

LERA member Granville Johnson recently self-published the first instalment of his autobiography series. You can find Backstory: The Many Lives of Granville Johnson for sale at Freisen Press here. 

Granville is currently planning a book tour around different cities and towns in British Columbia. We will share updates in this newsletter about where and when you can catch him on this exciting tour! 


4-part webinar series
with the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia

The Flipping Stigma Team has partnered with the Alzheimer Society of BC to share information about the Toolkit in a 4-part webinar series!

Find more information about the webinars here. This page will be updated as more details are finalized about future webinars. 

The first webinar, featuring Jim and Mariko, was on June 7th, 2023. Watch the recording of the webinar here. 

The second webinar, featuring Lynn and Myrna, was on September 20th, 2023. Watch the recording of the webinar here.  

The third webinar, featuring Jim, was on November 22nd, 2023 Watch the recording of the webinar here. 

The fourth and final webinar will be on Wednesday, February 21st, 2024 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm PST on Zoom. Register here.  



The Flipping Stigma store is now live!

Find t-shirts, hoodies, and post cards here. All funds raised through the store will be put towards continuing the work of the Action Group through the Centre for Research on Personhood in Dementia



If you haven't already explored the Action Group’s Guide, have a look here.  

Flipping Dementia Stigma: An Action Group’s Guide serves as both a memento of the Action Group’s shared time and work for the Flipping Stigma project and as a helpful resource for anyone who is interested in being part of a research team that includes people with lived experience of dementia. 

If you are interested in having a physical version of the Guide, please email



Learn more about the toolkit

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