Dementia Dialogue

Dementia: It’s A Family Affair

August 10, 2021

In this podcast, the Mersereau family shares their experiences with dementia. Clara and Bill live together in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Clara was diagnosed with dementia four years ago. Bill, her husband, supports her as they experience the joys, challenges, and everyday life with Clara’s diagnosis. Their two daughters, Jo-Ann (who lives in Thunder Bay) and Patty (who lives in Winnipeg) join in to share their experiences as daughters supporting their parents. 

Services and research are often divided into focusing either on the people living with dementia or on the care partners. However, dementia affects not only individuals but family units as well. Dr. Elaine Wiersma interviews the Mersereau family to get their perspectives on how, as a family, they have learned to live with dementia and support each other along their journey. Poignant and touching, you will be inspired by their love for each other.

If your family would like support on your journey living with dementia, contact your local Alzheimer Society for information and resources. 

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