Maggie and Thomas interviewed Jackie Pinkowitz, who discussed the ongoing work and mission of the Dementia Action Alliance. The Dementia Action Alliance is an organization seeking to "support, empower, and encourage wellbeing" among individuals living with dementia. They identify themselves as an "advocacy and education organization of people living with dementia, care partners, friends and dementia specialists committed to creating a better country in which to live with dementia." In this podcast, Thomas and Maggie inquire about dignified care, stigma, and the importance of honoring the personhood of individuals living with dementia.
Ms Pinkowitz earned her Master's degree in Education from Rutgers University and holds advanced certification in special needs populations. She was a primary family caregiver to her mother and father-in-law who both had dementia. She is Board Chair of the Dementia Action Alliance and speaks at national, state and local conferences and forums to advance inclusion and "living fully with dementia".
Thomas Baird LCSW
Maggie Dawson MSW