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Stigma & Dementia

Event Date: October 17th, 2019

Drs. Richard Sztramko and Anthony Levinson examine how stigma affects persons living with dementia. This population often experiences feelings of exclusion and differing treatment from friends, family, and their communities.

It is important to recognize that everyone has a different journey and will maintain different strengths, abilities, and capacities. Through awareness and compassion, hope to create a more inclusive community.

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Dr. Richard Sztramko

Geriatrician, Assistant Professor, McMaster University

Through his work with patients with dementia and their families, Dr. Sztramko came to understand that there is a desire and need for online education about dementia that has been developed by experts in geriatrics. This inspired him to pursue the creation of iGeriCare.

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Dr. Anthony Levinson

Neuropsychiatrist, Director, Division of e-Learning Innovation, McMaster University

At the Division of e-Learning Innovation, Dr. Levinson exercises his passion for researching and developing online solutions to deliver high-quality health educational experiences to both the public and health care professionals. IGeriCare provides a unique opportunity to leverage his expertise in mental health and learning technologies to create a modern and engaging approach to dementia education.

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