Dec 20, 2019
Over half a million Canadians are currently living with dementia. Unfortunately, at least 10% of Canadians with dementia are being cared for in hospitals even though it’s not the ideal location for them. Dementia is not just a Canadian challenge, it's also a global issue and a complex one as well. It affects families financially, emotionally, and culturally. In short, it affects their overall lives in general.
Fortunately, there are some great people around the world who are spearheading movements to empower families affected by dementia. With us today is the world's most renowned speaker and educator on the subject of dementia, Teepa Snow.
Teepa is an occupational therapist with 40 years of clinical and academic experience. She presents with extraordinary expertise and humor to audiences large and small throughout the world.
"There's almost always a solo person who thinks they know the person better, who believes they are the better caregiver."
"What I thought was gonna be the case may not turn out to be how it works."
"We start off as a human being first and foremost."