LGBTQI2S people living with dementia and their unpaid caregivers across Canada

Ashley Flanagan & Celeste Pang
Description / Summary

Recognizing the gap in current understandings of living and/or caring within the intersections of LGBTQI2S identities and dementia, in 2020 Egale Canada and the National Institute on Ageing at Ryerson University teamed up to conduct national research into the experiences of LGBTQI2S people living with dementia, and primary unpaid caregivers of LGBTQI2S people living with dementia. Funded by a Public Health Agency of Canada Dementia Community Investment grant, this research is the first phase of a multi-year project seeking to increase awareness and improve supports for LGBTQI2S people living with dementia and their caregivers across Canada. This package of guiding literature and resources was originally shared with adhoc advisory committee members, co-facilitators, and focus group participants in order to provide an overview of academic literature on LGBTQI2S aging and dementia and to share the researcher’s ideas guiding the research.