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Provincial Advisory Groups

“People don’t realize what dementia is and who it affects, you can live quite a normal life as long as you have people to help you.”

– Kent Jacobsen, B.C. Leadership Group member

 

The Dementia-Friendly Communities Provincial Advisory Committee was established in November 2014, along with the B.C. Leadership Group of People Living with Dementia and the B.C. Leadership Group of Care Partners to promote a collective response to supporting people living with dementia and their care partners through the Dementia-Friendly Communities provincial initiative.

Provincial Advisory Committee

This inter-agency committee’s ultimate vision is to optimize quality of life for people with dementia and their care partners through contributing to the provincial Dementia-Friendly Communities initiative. Partners from across the local-government, provincial government, professional and non-profit sectors come together to advise the initiative through individual and organizational expertise.

B.C. Leadership Group of People Living with Dementia

The B.C. Leadership Group informs the Society’s Dementia-Friendly Community initiative by sharing their experience of living with dementia. This group helps the Society establish an informed response to community-based challenges faced by individuals living with dementia.

The ultimate purpose of the Group is to bring the voice of people with dementia and to provide expertise and accountability to the Society’s work on Dementia-Friendly Communities. Collectively the group shares information based on their experiences to:

  • Ensure that the Dementia-Friendly Community initiative is informed by the voices and lived experience of people living with dementia.
  • Spread awareness of the initiative to friends, family and social connections.
  • Identify target areas that will make the most difference for people living with dementia.

B.C. Leadership Group of Care Partners

The B.C. Leadership Group of Care Partners informs the Society’s Dementia-Friendly Community initiative by sharing their experience of caring for a person living with dementia. Their contributions help the Society establish an informed response to community-based challenges faced by individuals living with dementia, their families, and care partners. The ultimate purpose of the Group is to provide accountability and care partner expertise to the Society’s work on Dementia-Friendly Communities.  


Last Updated: 04/01/16
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