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LGBTI people, Kindness and Dementia
March 24, 2021 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
This online event is hosted by Dr Catherine Barrett, the Founder and Director of Celebrate Ageing – a not for profit organisation challenging ageism and building respect for older people.
This presentation will begin by outlining the work of the Celebrate Ageing program, including the Museum of Love – which explores the importance of love in the lives of people with dementia. It will then outline the key challenges that lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people face when they are diagnosed with dementia – in particular the lack of knowledge and compassion from families and service providers. The presentation will conclude by exploring how the stories of people living with dementia have been embraced by the Kindness Pandemic (a project set up under the Celebrate Ageing umbrella with over ½ million members) and how kindness is changing the way some people live.