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Become a spokesperson

The Alzheimer Society works with spokespeople from across the country to raise awareness of the disease.

Whether you are a person with dementia, a caregiver or family member, or if you’re a researcher dedicated to finding a cure or health-care professional providing care, channel your passion into becoming a spokesperson to help shine a light on dementia.

For example, you can share your experience to keep dementia top-of-mind in the public by speaking at health-care forums or with decision-makers.

You can also share your experience with media to increase understanding of the day-to-day impact of living with dementia.

Here’s what we look for in spokespeople:

  • People living with dementia, usually in the early stages
  • Different ages, gender and diverse backgrounds
  • Experience with public speaking or talking with media (we can help you gain that experience if you have not done it before)
  • Comfortable being on camera - taped or live
  • At ease with having your name in print (if not, a reporter will usually respect anonymity or use an alias)
  • Do not mind having your photo taken and published in print (and have signed a consent form)
  • Understand deadlines and are accessible on short notice

To become a spokesperson, email pr@alzheimer.ca or call your local Alzheimer Society today.


Last Updated: 07/18/16
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