Dementia Dialogue

We all have a part to play: Reimagining Dementia- Season 4, Episode 41

January 27, 2022

Guests Mike Belleville and Mary Fridley speak about Reimagining Dementia: A Creative Coalition for Justice . Mary, a longtime community activist recognized how COVID disproportionately affected people living with dementia and saw an opportunity for action and change. She brought together advocates from the arts community who had a similar mindset for social change and thought out of the box creatively. This newly formed alliance issued a Call To Action in September 2021. We also feature the Coalition's new song released on the same day as this episode.

The group has 500 members from 25 countries, with a passion for radically changing the culture of dementia through creativity and the arts has inclusivity at its core. As a member of the coalition, Mike feels that everyone has a voice and is heard. For people like him, with a dementia diagnosis, their opinions matter..

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