Living well - Quality of life - Becoming a peer mentor or advocate

This section contains frequently asked questions and answers to help you find information about becoming an advocate and / or peer mentor. People with dementia can often experience an identity crisis, as they negotiate the changes they are going through and adjusting too. Becoming a self-advocate or peer mentor can help to make sure your needs are met. Becoming a social advocate in support of the dementia cause can provide a sense of purpose and meaning in life as you work with others to raise public awareness of dementia and the supports needed for quality of life. It can also help you to realise you are the same person as before your dementia diagnosis.

Source: Compiled with permission from Alzheimer Society of British Columbia. (n.d.). Memory Problems? British Columbia, Canada: Alzheimer Society of British Columbia.

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Helpful links and resources

Advocacy - Alzheimer Canada
The Alzheimer Society participates in advocacy at both the national and provincial levels to bring lasting and impactful change and to help families affected by dementia live their best possible life. 

Dementia Alliance International
Dementia Alliance International (DAI), the Alzheimer’s Society UK,  and the 3 Nations Dementia Working Group (3NDWG) have worked in partnership to develop two resources to educate, inspire and empower more dementia self-advocates.

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