On February 20th, join us for a moving dialogue on dementia featuring esteemed panelists like Paul Blanchet, member of Alzheimer Society of BC’s Board of Directors. Titled Cultivating Compassionate Communities: Best Practices in Caring for People Living with Dementia, this Care to Chat session follows the recent release of the Alzheimer Society of Canada’s report The Many Faces of Dementia in Canada.
Through his support of the Society, Paul has been a strong voice and advocate for the dementia cause in B.C. after his wife Linda’s diagnosis of young onset Alzheimer’s in 2012. In 2017, Linda lost the ability to communicate and moved into residential care. Despite living with the disease, Linda’s positive and happy spirit did not diminish, especially thanks to the dedicated support and role of Paul, their family, friends and the community.
Since Linda’s recent passing and following his retirement from the technology industry, Paul has continued his journey as a strong advocate for the Alzheimer’s cause, being elected to the Society’s Board of Directors in 2020. He also participated in the development of the Public Health Authority of Canada Regional and National Dementia Strategy sessions and the PHAC Dementia Guidance and Best Practices Initiative.
Paul is honoured to continue supporting the work of the Society and advocating for an enhanced quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s. Join him as he shares best practices in caring for individuals living with dementia. Drawing from his personal experiences, Paul will shed light on understanding dementia, the role of families, advocating for improved quality of life, and catering to their unique needs of those affected by the disease.
Tuesday February 20, 2024
Civic Hotel | Surrey
- 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM (PST) – Before the Conversation
- 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM (PST) – Care to Chat
Tickets include a three-course lunch.
Service Provider Members: $85
Commercial Members: $100
Thank you to our Care to Chat sponsors who make these conversations possible: