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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call your local Alzheimer Society today.
Last Updated: 11/08/2017