The Board of Dementia Alliance International wishes our members and supporters a happy and safe festive season, and we very much look forward to seeing you online or in person somewhere in 2016.
It is the festive season for many, and we take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful time with your families and friends, and hope you stay safe.
It is worth remembering, it is not always a joyous time for everyone, so be kind and gentle on yourselves, and with each other.
Living with dementia: new perspectives
Our blog today also follows the email we sent inviting you to attend the Webinar, A Meeting of The Minds – Living with dementia: new perspectives – with Dr Al Power in January 2016.
You can register for it here…
Happy 2nd Birthday
Two weeks before the event with Dr Power, we will celebrate our 2nd birthday with an online global celebration, and you will receive an Zoom meeting link early in the New Year.
Keep the date free: Wednesday January 13 / Thursday January 14, 2016 (USA/AU)
It will be a fun and exciting time, and we have much to celebrate. Perhaps the best thing to celebrate is the fact we are growing from strength to strength, with membership, and a louder global voice.
There were (perhaps still are) many doubters that people with dementia could set up and run their own group, including providing FREE membership and FREE services top others with dementia, all done with very little funding. Be proud . We certainly are.
Wear a hat, make a cake, do what ever you feel will make it fun for you.
If you live in the same town or area as other members, get together on the day, and join in as a group. Join forces with other DAI members in person. Have fun, and keep making a difference to not only you down life, but to the lives of others.
Our new Board of Directors
We will introduce our new Board of Directors early in the new year, and look forward to a very exciting year for people with dementia globally as we move towards a world where there really is “Nothing about us, without us.”
There will be no Board meeting or Members Open meeting in January 2016, but instead a shared celebration and an opportunity to meet the new Board members. All formal meetings like this will resume in February.
Best wishes from the 2015 outgoing and 2016 incoming Board members of Dementia Alliance International.
Chair and Editor: Kate Swaffer