BE PREPARED – NOT SCARED

Good words!   This was set up as a webinar for our local chapter of the Alzheimers Society (ASLM).   It is designed to help people with dementia and their respective caregivers to better prepare for their coming years.

It details major considerations and takes people through three major stages:  Get Real – Get Ready – Get a Plan.   Sometimes amusing but always definitive, it’s proving to be a good resource for the best use of the remaining years.

Ron Posno

WALK WITH ME

Ever wonder .. do I have dementia?   Does your family wonder or are you concerned about a friend?

Common questions and they all need an answer.   This presentation was established for a Senior Women’s Probus Club in London.   Almost 100 attended and almost all reported that they had some answers and knew where to go for help.   Try it out.   I designed it to educate but also to show that people with dementia can live better in a dementia-friendly community.

Ron Posno

London Morning with Rebecca Zandbergen – March 25, 2019: Dementia Awareness

Public Education Coordinator Susan Oster and Ron Posno, who was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, tell London Morning about a series of workshops aimed at dissolving the stigma around dementia.

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-158-london-morning/clip/15681505-dementia-awareness

University can be hard. It’s even harder when you’re 81 and have Alzheimer’s

And just to illustrate that there is life after a diagnosis of dementia, here’s a friend of mine – Ron Robert – who at the age of 80 years took on the challenges of a university degree.   From grade ten years ago, he’s now an A+ student.   He’s also studied his own life and he doesn’t want to be “warehoused”:   he wants MAID.   Check his story …https://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2019/04/17/university-can-be-hard-its-even-harder-when-youre-81-and-have-alzheimers.html

For people with dementia, a fight for the right to die

Just this month (May 3), Maclean’s magazine posted a story on MAID by Shannon Proudfoot – a frequent contributor of articles featuring common problems of MAID and people with dementia.   You can check some of the current issues right here.

https://www.macleans.ca/society/for-people-with-dementia-a-fight-for-the-right-to-die/  

I’M NOT VULNERABLE!


BY DR. RON POSNO – A PERSON WITH DEMENTIA

 – 01.01.2019 –

The right to choose an assisted death was deemed a Canadian Right under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms  by the Supreme Court of Canada (Carter, February, 2015).   In June, 2016, the Federal Legislature created MAID – laws specifying the use of Medical Assistance in Dying in such a manner as to effectively deny persons with dementia access to their right because …the lawmakers wanted “to protect the vulnerable.”

I am not vulnerable!

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PLEASE: DON’T PITY ME

BY RON POSNO

05/01/2019

There are three four-letter words:   pity, care, love.   Which one is completely unacceptable?   Of course, it’s pity, and unfortunately it creeps into the basis of far too many so-called support programmes for people with dementia … just like programmes for people with other disabling conditions.

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THE HOT CHOCOLATE AND DECADENT CAKE SOCIETY

Jule Briese and husband Wayne from Qualicum Beach, B.C. are working their way through dementia.   Like everyone, their way is unique.   Their story is told in the following.   Try their book – it’s good for you and good for anyone willing to share your progress.

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