Ageism & Dementia Panel
Dr. Nathan Stall, Laura Tamblyn-Watts, 
David Harvey – February 16th, 2021

Participation in the Brain Matters Webinar Series is free. Donations are always welcome to support local dementia programs and services.

The panel explores the ‘double stigma’ of ageism and dementia-related discrimination and the impact on individuals and society.

Broad themes for discussion include:
*What does ageism look like? When and where do we see ageism and what are the day-to-day impacts on persons living with dementia and care partners?

*How did we get here? What are the roots of systemic ageism in society? How has ageism impacted how we approach dementia (diagnosis/care/rehab/research)?

*Where do we go from here? What (if anything) can we learn from other jurisdictions? How do we effect/inspire change? How do we call out ageism and advocate?

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Panelists

Laura Tamblyn Watts
@CanAgeSeniors (Twitter)
President & CEO @CanAge
Laura Tamblyn Watts is a lawyer, advocate, researcher and media commentator. Her work focuses on law, aging, abuse, accessibility, law reform, governance and knowledge mobilization. She has previously served as Chief Public Policy Officer at CARP (Canadian Association of Retired Persons) for the past two years and as the National Director of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law. She currently teaches at the University of Toronto, where she is also a Fellow of the Institute for Lifecourse and Aging. @CanAge (Facebook)
Dr. Nathan Stall
@NathanStall (Twitter)
Geriatrician @Sinai Health System
Dr. Stall received his medical degree from Western University and completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship training in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is currently a research fellow at Women‘s College Research Institute at Women’s College Hospital and is completing a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology & Health Care Research at the University of Toronto. His other research interests include drug safety for older adults, sex and gender-based determinants of ageing, and health care utilization among persons with dementia. His research is supported by the University of Toronto Department of Medicine’s Eliot Phillipson Clinician-Scientist Training Program and the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. He is a Staff Geriatrician at Sinai Health System. His clinical work focuses on acute care geriatrics. Dr. Stall attends on the inpatient Geriatric Medicine Consultation Service and on the Internal Medicine Clinical Teaching Units at Mount Sinai Hospital.
David Harvey
@dementiadialog (Twitter)
Producer and Host @Dementia Dialogue
David leads the development of the Dementia Dialogue project. David has worked in the field of aging for several years and has focused on creating opportunities for people and communities to build their capacity to determine their future. Prior to starting Dementia Dialogue, David served in senior management with the Alzheimer Society of Ontario and the Province of Ontario, Canada. David has also branched out to join his wife Marlene in providing daily child-minding to their 2 1/2 year old grandson Joe during COVID. @dementiadialogue (Facebook)