Founder

Dementia Connections magazine was founded in 2017 by Lisa Poole in response to challenges accessing dementia-related health and social supports. Lisa developed the magazine to reduce stigma and increase public awareness, to improve access to supports and services for families impacted by dementia, to encourage participation in research and to serve as a resource for the healthcare workforce.

National Expansion

Though Dementia Connections was originally launched as a regional magazine for those in the Calgary area, from the start, the stories we’ve told and advice we’ve shared have resonated with people across all of Canada — and beyond.

It’s no wonder. Today, more than half a million Canadians live with dementia, and this number is expected to double by 2030. In addition, one in five Canadians already have experience caring for someone living with dementia. These numbers point to an ever-growing need for the curated, practical and trustworthy information Dementia Connections delivers — and it’s this need that has served as the driving force behind our decision to take our publication national.

Starting in late spring 2021, Dementia Connections is expanding to tell the stories and serve the needs of readers across Canada, under the leadership of our new editor-in-chief, Carolyn Brandly.

Even as we grow, our core values remain steadfast. Dementia Connections is committed to amplifying the voices of people impacted by dementia, curating expert advice that our readers can trust, and working with others to decrease the stigma and fear that surrounds dementia. [ ]

Learn more about our approach and our commitment to improving the lives of people living with dementia.

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