The Lived Experience Network & The Lived Experience Online Café
You have a story based on your lived
experience dealing with dementia that can help others and give advice to
people creating and providing services to seniors. Thank you to
everyone who has shared heart felt stories, observations and suggestions for
change and for your interest in the Lived Experience Network, a collection of
people affected by dementia or similar diagnoses in South Eastern Ontario.
Here are some things that are coming up this
- NEXT LIVE CHAT
EVENTS: Wednesday, September 3rd from 6:30-8PM and Thursday, September 11th from noon to 1pm for a live
(typed) online chat. Our topic this month is "Going to the Doctor’s”. Next
month I have been invited to share the perspective of the lived experience
network to a group of family health team partners. Come prepared to share
what you think would be helpful for doctors and their staff to know about
people with dementia and their partners in care. These chats welcome
professional partners in care as well as family and friends.
- Please share your thoughts on our discussion
boards at www.dementiacrossroads.ca . Also, be sure to see our online Calendar of Events . If you know of an
event for seniors and older adults in South Eastern Ontario that you’d like
me to share, please let me know. Please
tell everyone: your clients, friends, patients, colleagues and relatives
about the Lived Experience Network. I
welcome their emails and phone calls.
SCIENTIFIQUE: The Alzheimer Society of
KFL&A and Providence Care invite you to come and enjoy an information
evening on the risks and benefits of medication for older adults living with
dementia at the Medications & Memory: Friend or Foe? Café Scientifique,
September 24, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Mino’s Village Restaurant, 2762
Princess St. Kingston, Ontario. Snacks and Refreshments will be provided.
Presenters include: Dr. Melissa Andrew, Dr. Chris Frank, Dr. Sudeep Gill and
Dr. Dallas Seitz. This is an informal format where you will enjoy learning
conversation on this topic with a team of local experts. To reserve your
attendance please contact Carol Mitchell at 613-548-5567 Ext. 5706
- ·MEET YOU IN THE
MIDDLE: In our last live chat event,
some members of the network requested a "face to face” meeting. Since our
members live all over the S.E. region, we decided the best place to meet was
in the middle – Kingston. This October, I will be organizing an opportunity
for us all to meet at a restaurant, talk face to face and get to know each
other. Please come to the next live chat with your dates in mind.
I hope to see you in person or online very soon. Please
note, if you do not wish to be part of this e-newsletter, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will remove
you from the list.
Lived Experience Network Coordinator
Behavioural Support Services of S.E.
in partnership with the Alzheimer Societies of S.E. Ontario
Home office: 613-475-9943