Date: February 19, 2019
Hosted by: Behavioural Supports Ontario & brainXchange
Presented by: Kate Ducak, Project Officer, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging &
Tina Kalviainen, Strategic Communications Specialist, Provincial Coordinating Office, Behavioural Supports Ontario
The Person-Centred Language Commitment Statements, informed by the authentic voice of persons with lived experience, were created to promote the consistent use of person-centred language that is appropriate, respectful, life-affirming and inclusive when talking with and referring to older adults presenting with or at risk for responsive behaviours/ personal expressions that may be associated with dementia, complex mental health, substance use and/or other neurological conditions and their care partners. This webinar speaks to the Behavioural Supports Ontario’s Person-Centred Language Initiative and engages participants in self-reflection and discussion on why we need appropriate language and explores ways to transfer, translate and implement the concepts included in the report, which was released in October of 2018.