FLIPPING STIGMA ON ITS EAR:
Taking Action Against Stigma and Discrimination
Associated with Dementia
As we approach the final month of official Action Group meetings, the Flipping Stigma team has been taking time to reflect on the impact of this project but also about plans for the future and how we can keep this work going!
UPDATES ON THE ACTION GROUP GUIDE
As we spoke about in the February and April newsletters, “the Action Group is currently working on creating a Guide that will give some insight into the process, uniqueness, and shared values of the Action Group”.
The Guide will give some insight into what creating and sustaining an Action Group can look like and what research can look like when people living with dementia and researchers come together.
The Action Group has finalized all text content for the Guide and is now in the process of reviewing the design of both the online and print versions.
During an Action Group meeting this month, Myrna shared,
“To be able to see the product of the work we all participated in offers such a beautiful closure to this work. Usually, an actual product is not a result but this is totally amazing!”.
We are all excited to share the guide with you all soon!
News and Events
Social Prescribing: Healthcare-Community Collaboration to Support Quality of Life
Date: May 23rd
Time: 5pm - 6:30pm
Margaret Lin will be discussing social prescribing - a means of connecting people to a range of non-clinical services in the community to improve their health and well-being.
Please see the below image for more information.
***RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the Zoom link.
WALK FOR ALZHEIMER'S
The Annual IG Management Walk for Alzheimer’s will take place on Sunday, May 28th this year across British Columbia.
Consider registering for your local walk here.
FIRST WEBINAR OF 4-PART SERIES WITH ASBC
The Flipping Stigma Team has partnered with the Alzheimer Society of BC to share information about the Toolkit in a 4-part webinar series!
The first webinar will be on June 7th from 2:00pm – 3:00pm.
The focus of this webinar will be: an overall introduction to the Toolkit, defining stigma and discrimination, as well as some deeper conversation about some of the examples of experienced stigma and responses to stigma that are included in the Toolkit.
Find more information about the webinars here.
**This page will be updated as more details are finalized about future webinars.
Message from Action Group member and community advocate, Myrna Norman:
PURPLE ANGEL EVENT IN MAPLE RIDGE: CELEBRATE PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA AND CAREGIVERS
Date: June 10th Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm Place: Memorial Peace Park Spirit Square in Maple Ridge (intersection of 224th St. And McIntosh Avenue) Activities: Silent Santa, Buy a ticket for Lunch with the Mayor, Bocce, Golf by Us, Bean Bag Toss and more. This is a family event and you are invited! ***Look out for the Flipping Stigma team, as we will have a table in the park and will be talking about the Toolkit!
gnAbc PANEL presentation
On May 6th, Jim Mann, Lynn Jackson and Alison Phinney joined Mariko Sakamoto for a panel presentation about the toolkit and the work of the AG for the GNABC's annual conference, which was online.
We received many newlsetter subscription requests following this presentation – thank you to everyone who attended!
Learn more about the toolkit
Download a printable version of this Newsletter below.