34 episodes

Life With Dementia is an interview-style podcast sharing relevant research, personal stories, and practical tips for living well with dementia. We talk to people all over the world: scientists, researchers, practitioners, family care partners, industry professionals, and people living with dementia to hear firsthand about solutions they’ve discovered and what we can do to improve resources and support for people affected by dementia.

Life With Dementia Johnna Lowther

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

Life With Dementia is an interview-style podcast sharing relevant research, personal stories, and practical tips for living well with dementia. We talk to people all over the world: scientists, researchers, practitioners, family care partners, industry professionals, and people living with dementia to hear firsthand about solutions they’ve discovered and what we can do to improve resources and support for people affected by dementia.

    Dementia vs. The World

    Dementia vs. The World

    World Health Organization is taking on the mountain of dementia in global action. Guest Kavitha Kolappa discusses her work on a knowledge exchange platform with the World Health Organization. This project is encouraging international commitment to increasing attention and resources for dementia around the world. We don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Countries can adopt information and resources across the board, tweaking it for their cultures and individual communities. Find out more at www.globaldementia.org.

    • 22 min
    This Is Not the End

    This Is Not the End

    The truth is people can live well with Alzheimer’s. That's the message Arthena Caston and Jay Reinstein want you to hear. Listen to the voice of lived experience as two outspoken Alzheimer advocates share their thoughts, fears, and observations about living with a progressive illness.
    Life With Dementia is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network. "Locally grown. Community Supported."

    • 23 min
    Cog @ Work: Exploring Employer Perspectives

    Cog @ Work: Exploring Employer Perspectives

    What could a supportive work environment look like for workers with dementia? Top-notch researcher Josephine McMurray is helping employers look differently at mild cognitive impairment and early-onset dementia, in the workplace. 
    Life With Dementia is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network. "Locally grown. Community Supported."
     

    • 32 min
    My Father’s Diagnosis of Dementia Opened My Eyes

    My Father’s Diagnosis of Dementia Opened My Eyes

    Lisa Poole, founder of Dementia Connections magazine, shares her personal journey to awareness of a fragmented health system and the importance of aligning expectations with true understanding. 

    • 30 min
    Love is All You Need

    Love is All You Need

    Maybe the Beatles had it right after all. Can creating dementia friendly communities and age friendly communities really be as simple as giving love? Hear from Jennifer Mallamo and the wise words she shares around treating others with love, patience, dignity and respect. Regardless if it's your family, your neighbor or a collaborative partner on a project as large as building dementia friendly communities. It’s about providing hope and making a difference in each and every moment.
    Life With Dementia is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network. "Locally grown. Community Supported."

    • 30 min
    How Can Artificial Intelligence, Smart Phones and Google Help Dementia?

    How Can Artificial Intelligence, Smart Phones and Google Help Dementia?

    Combining the voice of dementia into technology development can offer huge potential for mobile health giants. Hear from Dr. Joon Lee at the Cumming School of Medicine, a national leader in brain and mental health research, talk about the important benefits technology and mobile devices can have for people living with dementia, their families, and the medical system. 

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

freelancelove ,

Surprisingly practical

I don’t have anyone close to me living with dementia, but I was surprised to find that the conversations in this podcast touch on aspects of the healthcare system and caregivers much more broadly. Pretty cool to have a show like this in Alberta too.

quintaloha ,

Keep up the great work!

Listening to you from Montreal. Dementia is my family’s new reality. Little help is available in my native French language and I am grateful for this podcast! It is very insightful. Kudos to you all!

nimerss1 ,

Useful & Pragmatic

Great podcast with lots of very practical, evidence-based and realistic information. Important & useful information for so many people & their friends and families.

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