The Living Well with Dementia Photo Contest is now closed. Thanks to
all participants. Official results will be announced on October 16th.
We invite you to view some of the great entries we received.
There is an urgent need to increase awareness and understanding of
Alzheimer's disease and other dementias in order to reduce the stigma,
and create a more supportive community environment.
Alzheimer's disease is not part of normal aging, but rather a progressive
and degenerative disease that destroys brain cells. It is the most common
form of dementia, accounting for almost two thirds of the over 500,000
Canadians who have been diagnosed with dementia.
Dementia is the most significant cause of disability among seniors, and can
also affect people under the age of 65 who have early-onset dementia and may
still be working or even parenting young children. And for every person with dementia, at
least 10 others are also impacted: family, friends, colleagues and neighbours.
The Living Well with Dementia Photo Contest is designed to increase
awareness of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
Your photos will show that each person with dementia:
- Is an individual with unique qualities and personality, regardless of the disease stage.
- Has strengths that may include a sense of humour; long term memory; social abilities; emotional awareness & memory, and use of senses.
- Wants to be included, feel part of a community, and experience activities they enjoy such as music, art, gardening, etc.
- Wants to be treated as you would wish to be treated.
- Appreciates a person-centred approach to their care.
- Should be valued - along with those who care for them.
Why do I need a completed Photo Release Form for each recognizable person in my photo?
Keep printed copies of the Photo Release Form handy when you are taking photos
because you must obtain consent from the person to have their picture taken and displayed
publicly. If the person is not able to provide consent themselves, you must obtain the
consent of their next of kin, Power of Attorney, or guardian.
It is important to have the completed Photo Release Forms ready to submit, because if you
receive a request from the Alzheimer Society to post your photo on the contest website, you
must submit the completed form. Or at the end of the contest, if you are notified that you
are a finalist, you must submit a completed form within 48 hours in order to advance in the
To go to the contest page, please click "Submit Photo."
Living well with dementia.
2.) Dementia Caregiving
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Friday, August 31, 2012
11:59 p.m. EDT
Studio Family Portrait session and 8"x10" by Daspar Designs
Pass to the 2012-2013 Toronto Camera Club professional photographers' lecture series (value $100)
Gift card from Henry's Photo-Video-Digital
For full contest details, please view Contest Details below.