Dementia Dialogue

Up Next! Season 3, Episode 28

June 1, 2021

We are changing things up a bit and this episode talks about some new producers and what topics we will be showcasing in upcoming episodes.

Women and Dementia and Dementia in the Family context are 2 episodes that Dr. Elaine Weirsma, Ph.D. of Lakehead University will be discussing. Dementia from a woman’s perspective involves  3 engaging and articulate women who share a diagnosis of dementia and much more. Dr. Weirsma’s second episode explores dementia in a family context and interviews one family and their experience.

LGBTQ2S communities encounter dementia in similar, yet different ways from mainstream communities. Dr. Arne Stinchcombe, Ph.D., is producing a 4-part series on how gay people and care partners in unique ways experience dementia, resources available to them and some of the research underway. To learn more about Arne’s own research contact

Kathy Hickman and Jillian McConnell of the brainXchange ( are looking forward to creating a series on young-onset dementia and its impact on younger families, young caregivers, and children of a parent with dementia. This 4-part series will include interviews with people with lived experience, support services and researchers.

Lisa Loiselle convenes a second series, this one on the Arts and Dementia is in 8 parts and covers a range of arts and how they enrich the lives of people living with dementia. Lisa also will explore how dementia is represented in the arts, especially in contemporary media. Cynthia Huling Hummel, author of Unmasking Alzheimers:-Memories Behind Masks ( joins Lisa as co-host for some of the episodes.

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