Culture Change Exchange 
Discovery & Exploring Our Best - March 16, 2017

Dr. Carrie McAiney and Dr. Sherry Dupuis from the Partnerships in Dementia Care Alliance (PiDC) helped us explore and discover when we are at our best during the workshop to keep the momentum for culture change moving forward.

Video recorded and edited by Barn Door Creative and LIVESHARE.
The views expressed in this publication are the views of the author(s)/presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the funder(s).

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Living Well with Dementia

Created in partnership with the Partnerships in Dementia Care Alliance Advisory Group of persons living with dementia and their family members, LIVING Well with Dementia speaks to what it means for persons with dementia and their care partners to live well with dementia.

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We would like to acknowledge all those involved in making the video, including:

Video produced by: Partnerships in Dementia Care (PiDC) Alliance, a research group dedicated to improving the quality of life, the care experience and supports provided for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, their partners in care, and staff working in care settings and the community. The PiDC Alliance believes that to improve the quality of care and life it is essential that all persons involved in the care context are valued, recognized, and heard. To find out more about the Partnerships in Dementia Care (PiDC) Alliance visit:

Video recorded and edited by: Barn Door Creative

Video funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council - Community University Research Alliance Grant and by partners of the Alliance.

Music is Life

Music Is Life follows people living with dementia and Grammy Award winning musician, Simon Law, as they write and compose a song about the meaning of music in their lives. Music is everywhere at the Dotsa Bitove Wellness Academy, an arts-based academy of teaching-learning, where music is a medium for relationships, engagement and life enrichment. Based on research, this film captures how music is the essence of our humanity – the soundtrack of life. This film is filled with laughter, tears, joy, dancing and singing as members of the Bitove Academy community, along with Simon Law, openly share their experiences with music and dementia. This film opens us to consider music beyond intervention and therapy, as a powerful medium for relating with people living with dementia.

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Video produced by: Anthony Grani with music written, recorded, and mixed by Simon Law. Executive produced by Christine Jonas-Simpson, Sherry Dupuis, Pia Kontos, Gail Mitchell.

Video funded by: The Alzheimer Society of Canada Research Program.

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