Dementia vs. The World
Life With Dementia
by Johnna Lowther
3y ago
World Health Organization is taking on the mountain of dementia in global action. Guest Kavitha Kolappa discusses her work on a knowledge exchange platform with the World Health Organization. This project is encouraging international commitment to increasing attention and resources for dementia around the world. We don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Countries can adopt information and resources across the board, tweaking it for their cultures and individual communities. Find out more at www.globaldementia.org ..read more
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This Is Not the End
Life With Dementia
by Johnna Lowther
3y ago
The truth is people can live well with Alzheimer’s. That's the message Arthena Caston and Jay Reinstein want you to hear. Listen to the voice of lived experience as two outspoken Alzheimer advocates share their thoughts, fears, and observations about living with a progressive illness. Life With Dementia is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network. "Locally grown. Community Supported ..read more
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Cog @ Work:
Life With Dementia
by Johnna Lowther
3y ago
What could a supportive work environment look like for workers with dementia? Top-notch researcher Josephine McMurray is helping employers look differently at mild cognitive impairment and early-onset dementia, in the workplace.  Life With Dementia is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network. "Locally grown. Community Supported."   ..read more
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My Father’s Diagnosis of Dementia Opened My Eyes
Life With Dementia
by Johnna Lowther
3y ago
Lisa Poole, founder of Dementia Connections magazine, shares her personal journey to awareness of a fragmented health system and the importance of aligning expectations with true understanding.  ..read more
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Love is All You Need
Life With Dementia
by Johnna Lowther
3y ago
Maybe the Beatles had it right after all. Can creating dementia friendly communities and age friendly communities really be as simple as giving love? Hear from Jennifer Mallamo and the wise words she shares around treating others with love, patience, dignity and respect. Regardless if it's your family, your neighbor or a collaborative partner on a project as large as building dementia friendly communities. It’s about providing hope and making a difference in each and every moment. Life With Dementia is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network. "Locally grown. Community Supported ..read more
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How Can Artificial Intelligence, Smart Phones and Google Help Dementia?
Life With Dementia
by Johnna Lowther
3y ago
Combining the voice of dementia into technology development can offer huge potential for mobile health giants. Hear from Dr. Joon Lee at the Cumming School of Medicine, a national leader in brain and mental health research, talk about the important benefits technology and mobile devices can have for people living with dementia, their families, and the medical system.  ..read more
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Taking Research Into Real Life
Life With Dementia
by Johnna Lowther
3y ago
Hear from research duo, Dr. Jennifer Watt and Dr. Zahra Goodarzi as they share their story about comparing hundreds of research cases to create “best level evidence” and help their geriatric patients, families, and informal caregivers make the best decisions to improve quality of life. Spoiler alert: and it’s not always a traditional medical treatment either! Life With Dementia is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network. "Locally grown. Community Supported ..read more
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BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS!
Life With Dementia
by Johnna Lowther and Roger Marple
4y ago
Find out what the Dementia Association for Awareness and Support has been up to - and hear about a new podcast series we are embarking on that will include the voice of a new co-host! This special fall/winter series will highlight the expertise that only lived-experience has. Listeners will get to hear the living, breathing experience of discovery through the lens of a progressive diagnosis of dementia. Life With Dementia is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network. "Locally grown. Community Supported ..read more
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Pulling Creative Spirit Into Long-Term Care
Life With Dementia
by Johnna Lowther and Habib Chaudhury
4y ago
Long-term care environments are often viewed as institutional settings. Find out what we can do to change that and support environments that are full of creative spirit. Guest: Dr. Habib Chaudhury. Life With Dementia is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network. "Locally grown. Community supported ..read more
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Has COVID-19 been ALL gloom and doom?
Life With Dementia
by Johnna Lowther
4y ago
No one has gone untouched by the global crisis of COVID-19; but what has come out of this that might actually be better? That’s the topic we are hitting today with Cindy Bond of the Alzheimer's Society in Calgary, Alberta. We'll look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected families, caregivers and those living with dementia. Life With Dementia is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network. "Locally grown. Community supported."   ..read more
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