Coming Together to Support 2SLGBTQI People Living with Dementia and their Unpaid Primary Carers

October 13, 2021

What do we know about the experiences of individuals living within the intersections of 2SLGBTQI identities, dementia, and caring? In this webinar, we discuss findings from a national research study that engaged 2SLGBTQI people living with dementia, primary unpaid carers and key stakeholders in focus group and consultation discussions.

Amplifying first-person perspectives from engaged participants and embracing an approach that centers interdependence, the presentation will provide an overview of key issues facing 2SLGBTQI people living with dementia and their carers in accessing supports, discuss opportunities for social and systemic change, and highlight how service providers and allies can work together to better support 2SLGBTQI people living with dementia and those who care for them.

Webinar provided with an ASL Interpreter

Speakers

Celeste Pang
Celeste Pang, MA, PhD(c) (she/her & they/them)

Senior Research Officer, 2SLGBTQI Health, Aging, and Housing @Egale Canada

Celeste (she/her & they/them) is a Senior Research Officer, 2SLGBTQI Health, Aging, and Housing in the Research Department at Egale Canada, Canada’ leading organization for 2SLGBTQI people and issues. Celeste is trained as an anthropologist and ethnographer, and her research focuses on intersections of aging, disability, gender and sexuality, and care. Over the last ten years, Celeste has led and collaborated on multiple projects that consider access and equity in relation to health and aging, including ethnographic research focused on LGBTQ older adults’ situations in long-term care, and mixed-method research on palliative care, end-of-life care, and intergenerational storytelling. Celeste earned an MA in Anthropology with Collaborative Specialization in Aging, Palliative & Supportive Care Across the Life Course from the University of Toronto and is completing her PhD in Anthropology with Collaborative Specialization in Sexual Diversity Studies

Ashley Flanagan
Ashley Flanagan (she/her)

Research Fellow in Diversity and Ageing at National Institute on Ageing

Ashley (she/her) is a Research Fellow in Diversity and Ageing at the National Institute on Ageing, a Ryerson University think tank focused on leading cross-disciplinary, evidence-based, and actionable research to provide a blueprint for better public policy and practices needed to address the multiple challenges and opportunities presented by Canada’s ageing population. At the NIA, Ashley’s research focuses on 2SLGBTQIA+ ageing and old age with the goal of advancing comprehensive health and wellness policy, programs, and services for older adults with diverse gender and sexual identities. Ashley completed her PhD in Aging, Health, and Wellbeing at the University of Waterloo. She is also a member of the Ontario Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation’s (CLRI) Supporting Diversity & Inclusion in Long-Term Care Advisory Group

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