Event Date: Jan 17, 2018
Participants in this webinar will expand their knowledge of human rights and how they impact people living with a dementia. Prior to this webinar, participants will be encouraged to listen to the first webinar held in this series (Dec 13) archived in the brainXchange archived events
Participants in this webinar will:
1. Have the opportunity to reflect on how we can shift systems and practice so that the human rights of people with dementia are ensured
2. Hear about examples where steps have been taken to guarantee the human rights of people with a dementia
3. Learn tips, strategies and resources for practicing from a human rights perspective and how this approach fits with a person and relationship centred approach
This integrated KTE webinar event is brought to you by brainXchange in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Canadian Consortium of Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA).
Phyllis Fehr M.L.A., R.N., S.A.N.E., Advocate, Dementia alliance international board member
Phyllis Fehr was given a working diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's along with Lewy Body dementia; she was 53 years of age at the time. Phyllis promotes the abilities of people living with dementia by advocating for people living with this disease both locally, nationally and internationally.
Phyllis is on a number of boards and steering committees, including membership on the Advisory Group for the Ontario Dementia strategy and the Early Stage Working Group. She is an active board member for the Dementia LHIN board for HBHN; the Canadian Dementia Priority steering committee and numerous others. She is also a valued volunteer at her local Alzheimer Society for program planning and implementation.
Phyllis is a popular guest speaker at a variety of events from a lived experience perspective, educating about stigma of dementia. Phyllis spoke at the Senate of Canada, Social Affairs, Science and Technology on dementia. She has also spoken at the opening of the seventeenth session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the United Nations on March 20th 2017.