Enhancing Social Connections after a Diagnosis
Presented by: Dr. Darla Fortune, PhD Associate Professor, Applied Human Sciences, Concordia University
Time & Location
Oct 27, 2022, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
About The Event
While a dementia diagnosis can put individuals at an increased risk of social isolation and loneliness, this does not have to characterize life after a diagnosis. With support, individuals living with dementia continue to enjoy meaningful social experiences and maintain valued friendships.
• Highlight strategies that can help maintain shared connection and enhance the time friends spend together after a diagnosis of dementia.
• Discuss the role leisure providers play in helping to create inclusive environments that support continued participation in community life.