Season 5: Episode 57- Community engagement- Safety in numbers
In part 1 of a two-part series, Lisa Loiselle speaks to Alison Phinney, PhD RN, and Lynn Jackson, RN, a person with lived experience of dementia. They work on the Building Capacity Project, a partnership between researchers at the University of British Columbia and Lakehead University, and the Westside Seniors Hub in Vancouver and the North West Dementia Working Group in Thunder Bay.
Alison is from New Brunswick and now lives in British Columbia and has been doing research together with people with dementia for 30 years. As a nurse, she became very curious about their experience because it was very hard for them to tell her. That curiosity and commitment have stayed with her.
Lynn grew up in Vancouver but now lives in Sydney, BC. Twenty-two years ago, she was diagnosed with Frontal temporal dementia (FTD). Since then, she has been engaged in advocacy work with people living with early stages of dementia and is as busy as ever!
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