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"LIVING WELL WITH DEMENTIA PHOTO CONTEST"

WHATA Dementia Photo Contest to increase awareness of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementias.
WHYTo increase awareness and understanding of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, to reduce the stigma associated with the disease and to create support within the community.
WHEREAlzheimer Society of Toronto. Toronto, Ontario. Canada.


Program Description


"…almost two thirds of the over 500,000 Canadians have been diagnosed with dementia."

"…and for every person with dementia, at least 10 others are also impacted: family, friends, colleagues and neighbors."

-source: alzheimertoronto.org

Guidelines for the “Living Well with Dementia Photo Contest” state that photos should fall within the following areas or themes:

-People
-Photos that creatively express personal interpretation of living well with dementia
-The power of music for people with dementia.

Everyone regardless of age or photography experience is encouraged to enter the photo contest.

The “Living Well with Dementia Photo Contest” aims to show that each person with dementia:

  • Is an individual with unique qualities and personality.
  • Has strengths.
  • Wants to be included and feel part of a community
  • Wants to be treated, as others would wish to be treated.
  • Deserves a person-centered approach to their care.
  • Should be valued along with their caregivers.

Other programs by the The Alzheimer Society of Toronto include:

MedicAlert Safely Home Program - A MedicAlert for people with dementia who wander or may become lost that can find them and bring them home safely.

Alzheimer Society Of Toronto Online Lending Library - A free online lending dementia resource library open to all. Dementia related materials are available through an online catalogue, which provides links to dementia-related resources in over 90 languages, including websites, videos, audio files and e-books.
source: alzheimertoronto.org


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