Event Date: Jan 16, 2013 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM EST
Presented by: Mary Schulz, Director of Education, Alzheimer Society of Canada and Roger & Mireille Bumstead
Hosts: CDRAKE and ASC
A diagnosis of dementia doesn't affect only the person with the disease. It affects his friends, family and co-workers. People with dementia and their families report that as difficult as it is to receive a diagnosis, the stigma they experience can be challenging. In this presentation, Roger Bumstead and his wife Mireille joined Mary Schulz, Director of Education, at the Alzheimer Society of Canada to address some of the challenges of living with dementia. Roger, 72, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at age 65 shortly after his retirement from law enforcement. Roger and Mireille shared what life has been like since the diagnosis and how common stereotypes and misinformation about dementia have affected their lives. In this hour-long discussion, the couple also offered some lessons learned and how they’re living life to the fullest.