Living well with dementia: examples of working in partnership with people living with dementia
May 31, 2022
12:00PM to 1:00PM
Date(s) - 31/05/2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Live Webinar: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Reflecting Together: 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (see further below for more details)
Event Link: https://collaborative-aging.mcmaster.ca/events/living_well_with_dementia/
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/ZPmp9tpkWmstAwya8
All are welcome to attend this event. The virtual event link will be provided upon registration.
Join our Collaborative Conversations with Dr. Anthea Innes, Professor, Health Aging and Society and Gilbrea Chair in Aging and Mental Health at McMaster University and Dr. Helen Rochford-Brennan, Global Dementia Ambassador and Vice Chair, Irish Dementia Working Group.
Participation in this seminar will help achieve the following learning objectives:
- Through examples provided, learn how researchers can work effectively with people living with dementia to advance knowledge about living well with dementia
- Through examples discussed, explore the practicalities that need to be considered to enable people living with dementia to work in partnership with researchers, policy makers, funders
- Discover greater insights into how to achieve active equal partnerships between people living with dementia, policy makers, researchers, and funding bodies to help influence change and improvements.
The Collaborative is excited to introduce Reflecting Together immediately following this live webinar. This is an opportunity for trainees, older adults and caregivers to come together and share their thoughts on the topics discussed during this event. We hope you will be able to join as we continue the conversation and take our learnings into action.
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Dr. Anthea Innes
Professor, Health Aging and Society
Gilbrea Chair in Aging and Mental Health at McMaster University
Dr Anthea Innes moved to Canada in January 2022 to take up post as Professor Health Aging and Society and Gilbrea Chair in Aging and Mental Health at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada. Anthea is from Scotland and is a social scientist who has specialized in the area of dementia for the last 25 years. She has conducted research in three regions of the UK, (Scotland, England, Northern Ireland), in Europe as part of EU funded studies, as well as focused studies in Ireland and Malta; and in Canada. At the core of her work is a concern to engage with the lived experiences of those impacted by dementia, namely, those diagnosed with the condition, their family members and professional care supporters. She has been an advocate for community engagement, inclusion and involvement of people living with dementia for the last decade, and enjoys working in partnership with people living with dementia in the conduct of research, dissemination (including a co-authored book in 2020, https://www.routledge.com/Dementia-The-Basics/Innes-Calvert-Bowker/p/book/9781138897762) and sharing of examples of what works in practice for those living with dementia to different audiences.
Dr. Helen Rochford-Brennan
Global Dementia Ambassador
Vice Chair, Irish Dementia Working Group
Helen Rochford-Brennan is a Global Dementia Ambassador. Helen, diagnosed with dementia in 2012, is a former Chair, and currently Vice Chair, of the Irish Dementia Working Group; she is currently a member, and was formerly Chairperson, of the European Working Group of People with Dementia and its nominee to the Board of Alzheimer Europe. Helen sits on the Monitoring Committee of Ireland’s first National Dementia Strategy and is a panel member of multiple advisory groups in Ireland and Europe. Throughout Helen’s time with these organisations, she has campaigned to raise awareness of dementia through a rights-based approach, including through the media, speaking at international conferences,?engaging with pharmaceutical companies, scientists, clinicians, educators, students and through participation on various research projects, including those focusing on developing evidence-based diagnosis, palliative care, rural isolation and, more recently, living during the Covid lockdown. Helen strongly believes in the primacy of Public-Patient Involvement. She has contributed to several books and documentaries about dementia. Helen has received several awards for her advocacy work, including an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the National University of Ireland Galway for her work on the Rights of People with Dementia.