Today I want to share the following information. A Meeting of the Minds connects people diagnosed with dementia and others who are meeting the challenges of dementia. They have some upcoming webinars that may be on interest to you. They are broadcast from the US so unfortunately are in the middle of the night here in Australia… I regularly register to attend, and regularly sleep through the alarm at 2.30am!!!
1. To Whom I May Concern video: Our Side of the Fence – Tuesday 22 October. 10 am PT in the US (1am in WA, 2.30am in NT, 3am in QLD, 3.30am in SA, 4am in VIC, NSW, TAS and ACT)
Join us for the online premiere of the To Whom I May Concern video, Our Side of the Fence, where you are invited to join a group of people diagnosed with dementia on their side of the “fence” — the fence that divides them from the rest of society because of their diagnosis. While there, you will learn firsthand what it is like to live with the symptoms of dementia, and what the view of the world is like from “our side of the fence.” At the end, you will walk out the gate back to your side, but you will carry with you the words of those who can’t leave. This webinar will take place in two parts, a video and talk back session. Click here to register on Eventbrite.
2. Nicole Batsch on the topic of stigma Tuesday 29 October. 10 am PT in the US (1am in WA, 2.30am in NT, 3am in QLD, 3.30am in SA, 4am in VIC, NSW, TAS and ACT)
Join us for a webinar with guest Nicole Batsch, co-author, World Alzheimer Report 2012: Overcoming the Stigma of Dementia, and a global consultant in aging and dementia. She is also a PhD Candidate at the Institute of Gerontology, Kings College London. Nicole will discuss how the stigma of dementia is experienced by those diagnosed with the disease and their care partners, what is being done to combat stigma, and will report on the recent Alzheimer Europe conference. Click here to register on Eventbrite.
More information on A Meeting of the Minds and upcoming events can be found here.